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Hassan Haider

DATE OF BIRTH
April 21 1998

WEIGHT
-58kg

CAREER HIGH
Gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Championships

CAREER RESULTS

2018 Luxembourg Open
Silver

2018 President's Cup (Africa)
Bronze

2017 Austrian Open
Bronze

2017 President's Cup (Europe)
Bronze

2016 Serbia Open
Bronze

2016 German Open
Silver

2015 Dutch Open (junior)
Silver

2014 Commonwealth Championships (junior)
Gold

2014 Spanish Open (junior)
Bronze

2014 Belgian Open (junior)
Bronze

2014 Dutch Open (junior)
Bronze

About Hassan

A longstanding member of the Sport England backed Development Squad, Hassan joined the elite academy in 2016 via the Fighting Chance talent ID initiative.

Having previously won gold at the 2014 Commonwealth Championships in Edinburgh, the Scottish-born fighter has gone onto medal at the German, Serbian and Austrian Opens – to name but a few.

2017 was a big year for the Scot, as he was selected to represent Great Britain at the World Championships and the Grand Prix in London.

Despite going out in the preliminary rounds, both major events were a great experience for the youngster, as he later medalled at the President’s Cup in the African and European edition of the tournament too.


60 SECOND INTERVIEW

WHEN DID YOU START TAEKWONDO AND WHY:
My Mum used to drop my cousin off to taekwondo training and once I was old enough she encouraged me to take it up too. He eventually stopped but I carried on.

OTHER SPORTS PLAYED:
Football and basketball but I was never that good, I would play for the school team - that's as far as I got.

AMBITION:
Obviously to be Olympic & World Champion, to be known as the best and number one in my category.

ROLE MODEL/FAVOURITE OTHER SPORTSMAN OR WOMAN:
Mo Farah because of his background and the journey he's been on. I've watched lots of documentaries on him - no one trains as hard as he does!

WHY SHOULD THE PUBLIC WATCH TAEKWONDO:
It's fast, dynamic and exciting to watch.

IF SOMEONE GAVE YOU £1 MILLION, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT:
I'd save some and then hire someone to invest it for me. I'd also give some to my family and take them on a big holiday, possibly buy a nice car too.

SOMETHING YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT HASSAN HAIDER:
I grew up with 25 cousin's all living on the same street!


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