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Yuko Arimori, winner of the silver medal in women’s marathon at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and bronze in Atlanta four years later, was named a council member of the International Amateur Athletics Federation (IAAF) on Wednesday, the world governing body for athletics.

Arimori, a first-time candidate, collected 121 of the 161 valid ballots for the most among the 10-seat women committee and will take up her post which runs for four years until 2007, when the athletics World Championships will be held in Osaka.

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