Kuala Lumpur, Sep 13 (IANS): The Badminton World Federation (BWF) Friday congratulated its Council member Dagmawit Girmay Berhane on her election as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) member at its 125th session in Buenos Aires.
"It is a great honour and, as a member of our badminton family, we are all very proud that you have been elected. Becoming an IOC member is a significant acknowledgement of your work in your country Ethiopia, in Africa and in international sports administration," BWF president Poul-Erik Høyer was quoted as saying on the BWF website.
Currently BWF Council's Africa vice president, Berhane was among nine welcomed into the IOC Session, which now comprises 111 members.
The 38-year-old, one of six women on the BWF Council, has served in various capacities and continues to do so as president of the Ethiopian Badminton Federation and executive member of the Badminton Confederation of Africa.