By Paul Osborne

The APC General Assembly saw a number of Executive Board elections take place ©APCMajed Rashed, vice-president of the United Arab Emirates National Paralympic Committee, has been elected the new President of the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC).

The former APC vice-president was voted in ahead of incumbent Dato Zainal Abu Zarin of Malaysia and Masayaki Mizuno, vice-president of the Japanese Paralympic Committee.

The elections took place at the AFC's General Assembly, held at the Yas Viceroy Hotel in Abu Dhabi.

Abu Zarin was using the Assembly to outline the organisation's vision towards the future for the Paralympic Movement.

The Malaysian is the founding member and first President of the APC, which replaced the Asian Paralympic Council in 2006, having been voted into power in 2002.

The Presidential election was held alongside that of a number of other roles within the AFC's Executive Board.

Mizuno and Rajesh Tomar, President of the Indian Paralympic Committee, were duly elected as vice-presidents.

Malaysia's Yong Heng Lee and Japan's Tetsuo Suyama were re-elected to their respective roles of chairman of the Sports and Development Committee and chairman of the Medical and Sports Science Committee.

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