Murtaza Nadeem, aged 17, from Rotherham, is believed to be the first British competitor from the 16 to 17 category to compete in the games. The international event will be staged in Madison, Wisconsin, from August 3rd to 6th.
Murtaza said: “I love CrossFit because it’s very challenging as well as a lot of fun, and I am honoured to be able to represent Great Britain in the games.”
CrossFit is a new type of high intensity fitness programme that tests stamina, strength, endurance, coordination and balance. It incorporates elements of other sports including gymnastics, cycling, running and swimming. Visit https://games.crossfit.com/
Murtaza is studying for a BTEC Extended Diploma in Engineering at The Sheffield College’s Olive Grove campus on Olive Grove Road. For more information on courses starting this September, click here or call 0114 2602600.
Murtaza grew up in Afghanistan. His parents moved to Yorkshire when he was aged six. His career ambition is to become an aerospace engineer.
He added: “I love engineering, and the College is a great place to study. I feel privileged to have had the chance to make a life in South Yorkshire with my family.”
When he is not studying, Murtaza trains several hours a day to build his strength and fitness and is also an accomplished boxer.
Steve Elliott, Director of Engineering, The Sheffield College, said: “We are enthusiastic in supporting our students’ hard work and commitment in extra curricular activities. Murtaza is a conscientious student who is dedicated to improving himself personally and professionally. The staff and students in the engineering department are united in wishing Murtaza every success in his venture to compete in the USA.”
The College has donated £500 to support Murtaza’s trip after his friends launched a fundraising campaign. For more information, visit https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com:443/TazNadeemCrossfitGames2017?utm_id=63
For more information about Murtaza’s progress, visit: http://instagram.com/murtazanadeem_17