LAS VEGAS, September 1– Sheikh Talal won the congress vote 82 to 22 defeating standing opponent Perttu Jussila of Finland. The win means that Sheikh Talal will serve his second 4-year term in this position after first being elected for the role in 2015.

Sheikh Talal has overseen significant change in his first four-year term achieving such milestones as being granted recognition of the sport by the International Paralympic Committee and initiating a long-term broadcast strategy which has seen broadcast partners such as CBS Sports come on board.

During the course of the Congress, Sheikh Talal indicated that key topics for his next four-year term would be a Quality Control Programme for sports equipment, commercialisation of World Bowling properties including data and broadcast, sports presentation of events and the continual movement towards Olympic inclusion.

Following the news of his re-election, Sheikh Talal said “I thank those that voted for me and I thank those that did not vote for me.  All I ask is that we work together for the future.”

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