Nine people have been elected to the International Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Federation (IWAS) Wheelchair Fencing Executive Committee, after a motion to expand the number of members-at-large was approved.
Executive Board chairperson Pál Szekeres, who was standing for re-election unopposed, was among those to win a four-year term on the body.
Elections were held after the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing biennial Congress took place online.
It was during the Congress that the expansion of the Executive Committee was approved.
Hungarian Szekeres was the first athlete to win medals at both the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Szekeres won team foil bronze at the Seoul 1988 Olympics, before winning individual foil gold at the Barcelona 1992 Paralympics.
The chairperson, who was injured in a bus accident in 1991, won three gold and three bronze medals across five editions of the Paralympic Games.
Secretary general Udo Ziegler of Germany was also elected to serve another term unopposed.
Hong Kong’s Kam Kau Wong was one of seven members-at-large elected, and is Asia's first regional representative.
A motion to ensure a representative from each active region - Asia, the Americas and Europe - and an equal-representation position to promote gender equity was also passed.
Christina Massiala of Greece will ensure there is some gender balance on the new Executive Committee.
Poland’s Jakub Nowicki, Arno Schneider of Brazil, Austrian Peter Brigola, Brandon Dyett from the United States and Briton Peter Huggins have also been elected to the Executive Committee.