BUDAPEST, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Sandor Wladar, winner of the 200m backstroke of the 1980 Moscow Olympics Games has been elected as the new president of the Hungarian Swimming Association here on Sunday.
The 54-year-old swimmer was elected during an extraordinary General Assembly, to fill the void after former President Gusztav Bienerth quit on September 1.
Wladar, the sole candidate for the post, was appointed with an overwhelming majority of 143 votes to 5, while one delegate abstained.
The new president called the mandate "a great and honorable" task, at the press conference following the General Assembly.
He stressed that he did not want to talk about the past, but wanted to start working with a clean sheet in the future.
"Everyone starts to work with a clean sheet, and we need a lot of work, and also a lot of humility," he said.
He also underlined that he wanted that the news in the press speak about the success and achievements of the swimmers, and not the disputes within the association.
He also announced that four-time Olympic champion Tamas Darnyi accepted to become his presidential advisor.