Canada's Patrick Jarvis falls short of International Paralympic Committee presidency

The International Paralympic Committee has elected Andrew Parsons as president, with Canada's Patrick Jarvis losing out in his bid to win the job.

Brazil's Andrew Parsons wins vote

Patrick Jarvis, centre, fell short in his bid to become the next president of the International Paralympic Committee. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

The International Paralympic Committee has elected Andrew Parsons as president.

The Brazilian replaces Philip Craven, who led the IPC for 16 years.

Parsons gained enough support in the first round of voting to beat three rival candidates in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates. Parsons secured 84 of the 162 votes to step up from the vice presidency.

Canadian Patrick Jarvis finished fourth after securing 12 votes. China's Haidi Zhang was the closest to beating Parsons with 47 votes, while Dane John Petersson's 19 votes placed him third.


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