Italian Renato Bertrandi has been re-elected as the President of the European Triathlon Union (ETU) during the organisation’s Congress in Rome.
The 67-year-old, who was last re-elected in 2013 having been acting as the ETU's interim President since the previous year’s Congress in Israeli city Eilat, will now serve another four-year term until 2021.
France’s Denis Jaeger and Ireland's Chris Kitchen have been elected vice-presidents, while the newly-formed Executive Board features Luxembourg's Eugene Kraus, Belarus’ Mariya Cherkovskaya-Tarasevich, Austria’s Herwig Grabner, Russia’s Galina Shipovalova and The Netherlands’ Martin Breedjik.
Spain's Alicia García has been re-elected as treasurer for another four years, while secretary general Kathleen Smet of Belgium is also continuing in an unelected position.
The 2017 Congress was held at the home of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), whose President Giovanni Malagò was presented with an ETU gold medal as a gift from Bertrandi.
Also presented with the honour was Italian Triathlon Federation President Luigi Bianchi, who addressed the National Federations present.
Bertrandi then welcomed International Triathlon Union (ITU) President Marisol Casado, an International Olympic Committee member.
The Spaniard praised Bertrandi for his continued support and hard work, according to the ETU.
She also spoke about developments within the world of triathlon, including the move towards the inclusion of mixed team relay in the Olympic Games.
Casado urged all federations to include a mixed team relay national championships in their race calendars.
Among those also in attendance at the Congress were ITU vice-president Ria Damgren, senior manager of ITU Development Zita Csovelyak, ITU sport director Gergely Markus and ITU secretary general Antonio Arimany.