Sabatino Aracu will serve a fifth term as World Skate President ©Getty Images

Italy’s Sabatino Aracu was confirmed as World Skate President at the organisation’s Congress in Rome today.

Aracu was the sole candidate for the position at the hybrid Congress, which saw delegates participate in person and online.

Aracu was also unopposed when he secured his current term at World Skate in 2017.

He will now serve a fifth term in office at the organisation, which was previously called the International Roller Sports Federation.

The governing body became World Skate in 2017, following the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) integrating into the organisation.

World Skate oversaw skateboarding’s Olympic debut at the delayed Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games earlier this year.

Aracu was congratulated on his re-election by Italian Olympic Committee and Milan Cortina 2026 President Giovanni Malagò.

Malagò was among the delegates attending in person.

Association of Summer Olympic International Sports Federations President Francesco Ricci Bitti, another Italian official, was also present.

The elective Congress had initially been scheduled to take place last year, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Luis Sénica of Portugal and Germany’s Irmelin Otten were confirmed as President and vice-president, respectively, of World Skate Europe.

Sénica succeeds Fernando Claro, who had led the European body for 16 years.