Honouring the History Maker
One of the highlights of the Opening Ceremony was the presentation by the President of the WBF, Gianarrigo Rona to the President Emeritus of the WBF, José Damiani of an award to commemorate one of the most significant moments in the history of the WBF.
The inscription reads:
1999 – 2019
20th anniversary of the recognition by the IOC of the WBF as International Federation
With gratitude to President José Damiani who achieved this prestigious milestone.