Champion equestrian named to IOC executive board

Champion equestrian named to IOC executive board

Equestrian and actress Mikee Cojuangco has been named as one of the new members of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board.

Mikaela Cojuangco Jaworski was elected to the executive board, along with Gerardo Werthein, at the 136th session of the IOC on Friday. They replace Sergey Bubka and Ser Miang Ng. Werthein, a veterinarian, is president of the Argentine Olympic Committee.

Cojuangco Jaworski’s addition brings the female representation on the board to one-third. She will serve a five-year term.Cojuangco Jaworski represented the Philippines in showjumping, and won individual gold and team silver at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan, Korea.

She also won team jumping gold at the 2005 South East Asian Games in Manila, and was champion of the 2011 FEI World Dressage Challenge (elementary) for FEI Zone 9. In 2010 She was flag bearer at the 2010 Asian Games.