08 Aug 2018

A familiar face sitting courtside, advising players at international tournaments, at an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Belarus Table Tennis Federation held on Wednesday 8th August, Alexandre Petkevitch was elected President.

He succeeds Vladimir Amarin who had occupied the post since Wednesday 28th December and tendered his resignation owing to work commitments.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Notably, the efforts and great personal contribution made regards the promotion of table tennis in the Republic of Belarus by Vladimir Amarin were recognized. The First Deputy President for 26 years, he was awarded a souvenir plaque and the Honorary Badge of the Federation.

Equally, as recognized by Vladimir Amarin, Alexandre Petkevitch has been a stalwart of Belarus table tennis.

“He has the main burden of the work of the Federation, which he combines with his duties as a head coach of the national team of the Republic of Belarus. He holds the title of “Honoured Coach of the Republic of Belarus”; a professional of the highest class.” Vladimir Amarin

Notably present at the meeting was Alexander Baraulya, the Deputy Minister of the Sport and Tourism alongside Sergey Yakubitskiy, the Chief Executive Officer of Belgosstrakh, the Federation’s sponsor and title sponsor of the Belarus Open. Sitting alongside the distinguished guests, Alexandre Petkevitch assured all present that he would endeavour to continue the work of Vladimir Amarin, promoting the sport both domestically and internationally.

“Thank you for your trust. There are experienced people among the members of the Board and the Presidium, who will help me in my work and who will always support by word and deed. I hope that, taking into account your support, we will cope with all the tasks that our Federation faces.” Alexandre Petkevitch

Following the results of the Extraordinary General Meeting, Vladimir Amarin was elected the Supervisory Board of the Belarus Table Tennis Federation.

The top table at the meeting (left to right) Sergey Yakubitskiy, Alexandre Petkevitch, Vladimir Amarin and Alexander Baraulya (Photo: courtesy of Belarus Table Tennis Federation)

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