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UK Athletics: Jack Buckner introduced as new chief government

Jack Buckner beside Adam Peaty
Jack Buckner delivered Crew GB’s best-ever medal haul at Tokyo 2020 as British Swimming’s chief government

Jack Buckner is leaving his function as chief government of British Swimming to take up the identical function at UK Athletics.

The 60-year-old oversaw Crew GB’s document success within the pool on the Tokyo Olympics the place they received eight medals, with 26 extra received on the Parlaympics.

The previous middle-distance runner, who was a 5,000m European champion, and received world bronze in 1987, replaces interim chief government Mark Munro.

Munro stepped into the function after Joanna Coates’ resignation in October.

Beneath Coates, UK Athletics delivered six medals at Tokyo – later decreased to 5 after CJ Ujah obtained a doping disqualification from the 4x100m relay.

Buckner will lead the construct as much as the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Video games.

“I am extremely excited to proceed my sporting journey at UK Athletics the place I do know there are such a lot of nice folks doing superb issues in Olympic and Paralympic sport,” Buckner mentioned.

“Athletics has been an enormous a part of my life since I used to be a youngster and I can not wait to be trackside later within the yr.”



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