RAMADAN IS A GOLDEN MONTH FOR BASHAR
Jun 06, 2017
Al Najjar could be forgiven if he was following up his gold medal at the Islamic Solidarity Games in Baku by just reflecting on his achievements during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
But far from it. The 26-year-old knows the hard work must be maintained so the month is providing him with the challenge of combining his intensive training schedule with the values of the Holy Month.
“I am spending the month praying but also training hard twice a day,” said the 67kg karate ace.
“The night time period in Ramadan is magical, so I tend to spend as much time as I can with my family also.”
Looking back on last month’s incredible achievement in Baku, he said:
“It was an unbelievable moment.
When I heard the Jordanian national anthem being played because of what I had done, I was so proud of myself.
The team prepared hard for it and we achieved a gain for our pain!” It has been a glory-laden career for Al Najjar since he started fighting at the age of five.
He has been representing Jordan now for 11 years and has won an incredible 50 medals during his career.
Now he has his eyes on the big prize after karate was included in the Olympic Games schedule in Tokyo 2020.
“It’s a dream for me to be there. I will fight to be in Tokyo and I will give everything I have in trying to be on the Olympic podium. It’s my life dream,” he said.
Bashar Al Najjar
Studied: Physical Education
Marital status: Single
Hobbies: Swimming and Football
Favorite TV: Syrian series, action movies