KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 25 – He was unsuccessful at the recent Olympic Council of Malaysia (OCM) elections where he lost his bid to retain his post as the assistant treasurer but Datuk Amarjit Singh Gill kept Malaysia’s flag flying at the 2021 International Cycling Union (UCI) 2021 congressional elections held in Leuven, Belgium on Friday.
Amarjit, who hails from Ipoh and is the son of well-known lawyer Tan Sri Darshan Singh Gill, was a runaway winner in the UCI elections after he garnered a massive 38 votes out of 43 delegates, was himself stunned with the victory margin.
With the win, he thus, retains his seat for the 2021-2025 term. Amarjit first won the seat for the 2017-2021 term in Bergen, Norway.
He has been a strong voice for Malaysian and Asian cycling and has promised to take the sport to greater heights in this region.
Malaysia has been making inroads in international cycling with Azizulhasni Awang, winning a silver medal in Keirin at the recent Tokyo Olympics.
Known for his hard work and ability to take on responsibilities, Amarjit, brushed aside his challenger Syeikh Khalil al-Khalifa (Bahrain), who is also a member of the Asian Cycling Confederation (ACC), who got only five votes.
Two other candidates Sun Weimin (China) and Mohsen Solgi (Iran), withdrew from contesting at the last minute.
At the OCM elections for the post of assistant treasurer, Amarjit who is the incumbent vice-president of the Malaysian National Cycling Federation (MNCF), was defeated 35-65 by Mohd Nasir Ali in a shock result.

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