Hiromi Miyake, who was active as a leading weightlifting girl and retired from active duty at the end of the Tokyo Olympics, was elected as the vice chairman of the athlete committee of the International Weightlifting Federation and became a director.

Mr. Miyake has participated in five consecutive tournaments, which is the largest number of Japanese women in the Summer Olympics.

She won her first women's silver medal at the 2012 London Games and a bronze medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games.

She then retired from active duty at the end of last year's Tokyo tournament.

The Japan Weightlifting Federation has announced that Mr. Miyake has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the International Weightlifting Federation's Athletes Committee.

According to the Japan Weightlifting Association, the Vice-Chairman can attend the Board of Directors and have voting rights.

Her term is until the World Championships, which is scheduled for November.