“WHAT IS BETTER THAN BEING A FEMALE CHAMPION?”
Jun 11, 2017
Majedah Al Bashayreh is proof that Jordan is continuing to churn out female sporting role models, despite being just 20-years-old.
The youngster is making a name for herself in karate and is hoping to continue on her pathway to glory all the way to the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo where her sport has been added to the roster.
Al Bashayreh spoke to www.joc.jo during a break from her training which has continued unabated despite it being the Holy Month of Ramadan.
“It is important to train every evening to maintain my fitness,” said the West Asian karate champion.
“Ramadan is a very special time for me, like it is for all athletes, and I have to ensure that I have time for all of my responsibilities as well as my training.”
Al Bashayreh says she is careful about her food intake after breaking her daily fast to ensure she is still taking on board the right nutrients.
“People tend to eat too much and the wrong things during the month, but I am still careful because nothing can stop me from doing my training and staying fit,” she said.
Having been introduced to the sport by her father, who also participated in karate, Al Bashayreh showed a talent that has continued to improve after becoming a crucial part of the national team.
“Karate has helped me overcome any obstacles that may come in my way,” she said. “It has made me a stronger woman and more determined to succeed. I have a clear message to any girls or women that want to play it and that is: What is the better than being a female Champion?”