World Aquatics body appoints swimming association head Wladar
WA President Husain Al-Musallam praised ties between the governing body and Hungary at a meeting of the Bureau. MUSZ has not only been a reliable partner for years, but that the quality of the organisation of events held in Budapest sets the “absolute standard” for all other hosts, he said, adding that Wladar played a prominent role in this.
Al-Musallam said the knowledge and experience of an Olympic champion was always of special value in the management of a sports organisation.
Wladar said: “It is an honour to become a member of the World Aquatics Bureau. Hungary has exceptional significance in the world of swimming and water polo sports, which means this assignment is both an honour and an extraordinary responsibility, and I will do my best to represent our interests as successfully as our athletes have performed in recent years and decades.”
MUSZ nominated Wladar after the expiry of the mandate of the previous member, Balazs Furjes, a government state secretary, who indicated that he could not undertake another term due to important government and sports diplomacy assignments.