The new FINA President Husain Al Musallam received 302 votes from the delegates representing 183 National Federations (with 108 attending the Congress on site and the remaining ones online).

Mr Al Musallam also proposed the nomination of Dr Maglione as FINA Honorary Life President. The Congress approved this proposal, and the immediate FINA President joins Mr Mustapha Larfaoui, also FINA Honorary Life President (since 2009, after 21 years in the FINA presidency)

Immediately after his election, Mr Al Musallam made a short meeting of the new Bureau where he nominated the new FINA Executive Director, Mr Brent Nowicki (USA)

IOC president Thomas Back was also remotely present at the FINA General Congress with a video message. Look at this extract: 

 Mr Al Musallam concluded his speech presenting few approvals after the first Bureau meeting under his presidency:

  • The Raise of prize money for athletes in 2021 for a value of US$ 2.4 million
  • The approval of the creation of a Reform Committee (presided by François Carrard), and respective sub-committees
  • The approval of Memorandum of Understanding with four universities for a programme of education and training for FINA athletes
  • Confirmation of the By-Laws establishing the procedure for the Athletes Committee election in May 2022

All other approved points on the agenda of the Congress can be find here