There are now more Asians involved in the International Fencing Federation. At the recently held FIE Congress in Moscow on November 27, 2016, Wang Wei from China topped the votes of the 15 FIE Comex members elected which included Yuki Ota of Japan and Oleg Peskov of Kazakhstan. FCA President Celso Dayrit is already an automatic Comex member being the confederation president.
Moreover, eleven Asian were elected in various FIE Commissions. 3 for the SEMI Commission, two each for the Rules, Referees, Medical Commission, and one each for the Legal and Propaganda Commissions.
In the first meeting of the newly elected FIE Comex held on November 28, eight Asians were elected into the different Councils. Three Asian were included in Coaches Council, two each in the Women's and Fair Play Councils, and one in the Veterans Council.
The complete list of the Asians in the FIE Structure for 2017 - 2020 follows:
ASIANS IN THE FIE STRUCTURE (2017 - 2020) FIE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WANG WEI (China) - Vice President YUKI OTA (Japan) OLEG PESKOV (Kazakhstan) CELSO DAYRIT (Philippines) FIE REFEREES COMMISSION KIM CHANG GON (Korea) KATSUMI YAMAGUCHI (Japan) FIE RULES COMMISSION RUSNI ABU HASSAN (Malaysia) ABBAS ALI FARYABI (Iran) FIE SEMI COMMISSION SARKIS ASSIDORIAN (Iran) ATSUSHI HARINISHI (Japan) YUAN XIANGYANG (China) FIE LEGAL COMMISSION KANAKO INOKUCHI (Japan) FIE MEDICAL COMMISSION DAVOOD REZA SHAFAAT (Iran) USAMA AZERIWEE (Iraq) FIE PROPAGANDA COMMISSION MONICA HO (Chinese Taipei) FIE WOMEN'S COUNCIL MA. LEONOR ESTAMPADOR (Philippines) YUKO KADOWAKI (Japan) FIE COACHES COUNCIL AOKI YUSUKE (Japan) LEE HYUN-SOO (Korea) WANG HAIBIN (China) FIE VETERANS COUNCIL FRANCIS KWONG (Hong Kong) FIE FAIR PLAY COUNCIL OSMONJAN KASYMOV (Kyrgyzstan) EYYAD MAGHAYREH (Jordan)