MEET OUR CHAMP
Dec 12, 2019
The Man with Iron Arms, Ahmad Al Hindi, has become a Jordanian hero after twice smashing wheelchair throwing world records this year, and now has his eyes fixed on next summer’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
He secured his place for Tokyo 2020 by winning gold at the World Championships with a new Shot Put world record of 12.17m.
The JOC caught up with Ahmad to find out more about our new sporting superhero.
When did you decide to take up Shot Put and why?
I only started this sport in 2015. My friends encouraged me to play this sport after they saw me throw things. Before that used to box and do Weightlifting, but once I held the shot, I felt like this sport was meant for me so I have dedicated my life to it.
Who has supported you since you started Shot Put?
My family has played a significant role in my career. It was only four years ago when I started this sport, and at that timer my Coach, Mohammad Al Haraisees, believed in me and here I am!
What has this sport taught you?
Confidence was the most important thing. I have also made so many friends from different countries as we all compete next to each other. I learned that wellness and determination are the values of human essence.
Tell us more about your achievement of becoming world champion…
Being on the top of the world and holding a new record is an incredible feeling! I’m so blessed to be the man who I am today. There are no words that can describe my feeling and I am indebted to those who stand behind me.
What is next?
Tokyo 2020. It will be my first Paralympic Games. I proved myself at the World Championships and I am going to Japan with a record that I will smash there to bring home gold for Jordan.