India’s Narinder Batra retained presidency of the International Hockey Federation (FIH) on Saturday after a closely-fought, two vote win against Marc Coudron, of Belgium.
Batra held on for a second term at the helm of world hockey, defeating Coudron by a narrow 63-61 vote during the FIH virtual Congress.
He needed an absolute majority of 63 votes to retain the presidency after succeeding the outgoing Leandro Negre in 2016. Batra will now hold his seat until 2024.
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