World Championships: Gold medals in 2010 & 2012; silver medal in 2008; bronze medals in 2002, 2004, 2006, 2014 & 2016; competed in 2018
Member of the WKF Athletes’ Commission since 2014
Degree in Social Communications, Andrés Bello Catholic University (2006)
Public Relations Coordinator, Instituto de Deporte y Recreacion de Miranda (2008-2009)
Functions in the field of sport
Member, WKF Athletes’ Commission (2014-); Member, Venezuelan Karate Federation Athletes’ Commission (2016-); Member – Kata Rules, WKF (2016-)
Why I am running in the IOC Athletes’ Commission election
After over 20 years of experience at the highest level of competition, I have seen and lived the struggles and sacrifices that we have to make as athletes to achieve our goals. That is why I am committed to work for us and always try to improve the conditions of the athletes.
I think I can understand athletes’ needs. Sharing knowledge, supporting each other, coming together to create a positive impact through sport in our society… Networking is key to promote our participation in big decisions. I think the IOC Athletes’ Commission is one of the best platforms to help other athletes to be heard and to maximize the possibility of being a positive influencer.
Original version: English *Results as of 9 September 2019 and only for disciplines on the Olympic programme
I AM COMMITTED TO BEING THEIR VOICE. ATHLETES CAN BE SURE I AM SOMEONE WHO CAN HELP THEM EXPRESS THEIR NEEDS.
ANTONIO JOSÉ DÍAZ FERNÁNDEZ