Maynard awarded Plaque of Merit
Veteran sports administrator Esther Maynard was one of six officials presented with the Plaque of Merit last Tuesday night when the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) hosted a dinner at the Gostiny Dvor in Moscow, Russia.
The plaque is awarded “for meritorious service to the cause of world athletics” and was presented by president Lamine Diack.
Maynard has been involved in the sport for more than four decades, working in the North America Central America and Caribbean region.
The immediate past president of the Athletics Association of Barbados, Maynard is also a holder of the IAAF Veterans Pin.
The 67-year-old is a director of the Barbados Olympic Association and is an area technical official as well as a lecturer. She served as chef de mission for the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games, 1994 Commonwealth Games and the 2003 Pan American Games.
Also receiving plaques were Isaiah Kiplagat, president of Athletics Kenya and IAAF Council member; Du Zhaocai, vice-president and general secretary of the Chinese Athletics Association and IAAF council member; Janez Aljancic, past president of the Athletics Federation of Slovenia; Rod Syme, former international technical official from New Zealand; and Argentina’s Eduardo Bernal, past vice-president of Consudatle, the South American Athletics Federation. (SAT)