Two-time Russian Olympic champion in the pole vault Elena Isinbayeva was selected to the commission of the International Olympic Committee athletes (IOC), said on Twitter the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC), Interfax reports.
During the Games in Rio de Janeiro it was necessary to elect four new members of the IOC Athletes' Commission. 24 athletes including 15 Olympics winners claimed these four places. Only those participated in Rio Olympics could vote. More than 1 300 votes were given to Isinbayeva.
The new members of the IOC Athletes' Commission will work for eight years.
"I will work for the benefit of the Olympic Movement and try to become a reliable bridge between Russia and the IOC", Isinbayeva said.