Sara Rosario will serve for a third term as President of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee ©COPUR

Sara Rosario will remain President of the Puerto Rico Olympic Committee (COPUR) for four more years after the sole candidate for the position received the backing of delegates.

The election was held at an extraordinary meeting yesterday, where Rosario secured "unanimous" support.

Rosario became the first female COPUR President when she was elected in 2012 and stood unopposed for the role.

"I have a new beginning in my heart, thanks to the unanimous support received from the delegates to lead in my last term the body that is always with the athletes, the Olympic Committee," said Rosario.

"This is a different time than the one I arrived in 2012 due to the challenges we have, facing an economic crisis that the pandemic has worsened.

"However, I reaffirm my commitment and that of my executive committee to be in the good and not so good for our athletes.

"We will remain united to meet our goals."

The Puerto Rico Olympic Committee agreed on its Executive Committee for the next four years ©COPUR
The Puerto Rico Olympic Committee agreed on its Executive Committee for the next four years ©COPUR

COPUR’s Executive Committee will be made up of first vice-president Víctor Ruiz Ramos, second vice-president Víctor López, secretary general Carlos J Beltrán Svelti, assistant secretary Iván Santos Ortega, treasurer Humberto Torres and deputy treasurer Mildred Colón.

According to COPUR, Lopéz was elected after defeating César Trabanco, while Colón took the vacant position of assistant treasurer after Fernando Delgado withdrew his candidacy.

Puerto Rico won its first Olympic gold medal during Rosario's second term as President when Monico Puig claimed the women's singles tennis title at Rio 2016.

Rosario served as an Americas representative on the Association of National Olympic Committees Executive Council until 2016 and chairs Panam Sports' Coordination Commission for the Cali 2021 Junior Pan American Games.

She was also put in charge of the process to find a new host 2022 Central American and Caribbean Games after Panama withdrew because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

"I am extremely happy and honoured to obtain this Olympic achievement that adds value to the footprints of women in sports and administration," added Rosario.

"Living in Olympism is a way of life that balances in every way.

"It is a beautiful way of seeing the world through one of the most powerful tools to transform society, soul and spirit."