Olympic triple jump bronze medallist Yelena Govorova has been appointed as the new chair the National Olympic Committee of Ukraine (NOCU) Athletes' Commission, it has been announced.
The 41-year-old was chosen by the newly-elected Athletes' Commission at its first meeting at the headquarters of the NOCU in Kiev.
She replaces Oleksandr Krykun, the Atlanta 1996 hammer bronze medallist
Govorova - better known as Olena Hovorova when she was competing, which included her bronze medal at Sydney 2000 - was previously the deputy chair of the Commission.
She has been elected for a period of four years up until 2018.
Govorova's deputy will be 28-year-old weightlifter Oleksiy Torokhtiy, the London 2012 under 105 kilogram gold medallist.
Other Olympic gold medallists elected to the Athletes' Commission included boxer Oleksandr Usyk, who won the heavyweight gold medal at London 2012 and has now turned professional.
Two other Athens 2004 gold medallists were also elected, shooter Olena Kostevych, winner of the 10 metre air pistol title, and wrestler Iryna Merleni, who triumphed in the the under 48kg title.
The youngest member of the Commission is Alpine skier Dmytro Mytsak, who is just 18 and competed at Sochi 2014.
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