MEET OUR CHAMP, ABDULRAHMAN AL MASATFA
Jan 21, 2019
Karate’s Abdulrahman Al Masatfa made a huge impact in Jordan Karate over the past years to be one of the most outstanding players in the kingdom.
Although being a medical student in the university, the doctor proved his talent on the mat after winning many medals overseas and to declare that TOKYO 2020 is just the beginning for him!
www.joc.jo met the champ who was exciting to unveil his dreams.
For the doctor, being a student and practicing sport is not easy thing to combine unless you have the well to do this.
“I never thought of quite just because I studying medicine, actually it was a motive for me to link the both sides together and prove that I can do it. Now after Karate became an Olympic Sport I have many things to dream of.”
2018 was an exceptional year for the 22 years old who took gold in Asian Karate Championship and bronze of Asian Games held in Jakarta and mostly the gold of Series A in Chile.
“I was so close to clinch the first Karate medal in World Championships, I was training hard during the year to put Jordan karate on the global map.”
For Al Masatfa, when Karate included in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games schedule , he felt so happy with his teammates.
“It was like a dream come true, we have now more intensive trainings and Camps, to compete in the Olympic Games is an honor for any athletes, I have my plan to qualify and copy Abu Ghaush’s medal.”
Al Masatfa said that 2019 is very important years as the pre Olympic year and promise that he will do his best to make Jordan proud of him.