MIKEE Cojuangco-Jaworski has been officially elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee during its 125th IOC Session in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Cojuangco-Jaworski got 79 votes from the elite group's incumbent members, joining eight others who have also been included in the IOC membership.
The daughter of Philippine Olympic Committee president Jose ‘Peping’ Cojuangco is also expected to become the new IOC representative to the Philippines replacing Frank Elizalde, who has retired.
Cojuangco-Jaworski is an equestrienne who won a gold medal in the 2002 Asian Games in Busan and several more in the Southeast Asian Games. She is married to former PBA player Dudut Jaworski.
Also elected as IOC members were Kenyan legendary runner Paul Kibii Tergat, former Swedish Olympic long jump champion Stefan Holm, United States Olympic Committee president Larry Probst, Russian Olympic Committee president Alexander Zhukov, Camiel Eurlings of The Netherlands, Dagmawit Girmay Berhane of Ethiopia, Bernard Rajzman of Brazil, and Octavian Morariu of Romania.
The session will also see the IOC elect a new president to take over from Jacques Rogge.