The Venezuelan epee, London 2012 Olympic champion, Rubén Limardo was appointed president of the athletes' commission of the International Fencing Federation (FIE).
The announcement was made on Wednesday by the specialized journalist Juan José Sayago, who also pointed out that Limardo is "the first Latin American to obtain this distinction."
This Thursday Limardo himself, who replaces the Italian Aldo Montano, made his appointment official through social networks.
"I am very happy to have been elected, as President of the FIE Athletes Commission," the epee fencer wrote on Twitter.
“It is a very nice challenge for me to be able to work in favor of the sport that has given me everything in life,” he added.
Currently, Rubén Limardo is in Venezuela recovering from a knee operation that will prevent him from participating in the South American Games in Asunción, Paraguay, which begin on October XNUMXst.
Once that process is over, the Venezuelan will continue in search of qualifying for Paris 2024, which would be his fifth Olympic Games and would mark the end of his career of more than 20 years in fencing.
In the first official stop of the cycle, the Bolivarian Games of Valledupar 2022, Rubén Limardo won bronze in the individual épée and gold in the team event together with Grabiel Lugo and his brothers Jesús and Francisco.
Later, he was present at the Cairo 2022 Fencing World Championship, again in individual and team events. In the first he closed in 18th position and in the second he was ninth.
Recently, he reiterated that he is playing his last cycle and continues to dream big with his sword.