Meet Maysam Bisharat, Amman-Jordan’s Young Ambassador for Singapore 2010!
My name is Maysam Bisharat; I am 26 years old, I have been raised in Amman-Jordan all my life and went to London for university. I studied fine arts and cultural studies for four years and now I am back in Jordan. I started my own events management company and I am also an accessory designer, which I have been doing for the past year only.
I am a horse rider, was born into a family that loves the sport and have been riding for 18 years now. I started participating in international competitions at the age of 13. I take my sport very seriously as we own a stable here in Jordan. I ride six times a week and train well. I have had good results in the past four years in the Arab league and local competitions. I am currently leading the federation competitions as well as the local club competitions.
As a hobby I like to paint, I have been doing that for the past 11 years and this year I would like to exhibit my paintings. I think art is serene and very important because it calms me down and puts me in a good mood. Sometimes I also like to write Arabic poetry and soon I would like to publish my first Arabic poetry book!
I feel honoured to be part of this mission and help develop extended collaboration between Jordan and the other National Olympic Committees. I am very proud of our Jordanian athletes and I sincerely believe that we are champions and have a lot to offer. We need to promote Olympism more actively to our young people, and this is where I come in. My efforts and programmes will be dedicated to spreading knowledge on the importance of developing one’s skills and participating in an athletic programme. Many of the world’s finest athletes never planned on engaging in the sport they are gifted at, until someone gave them a push. I am here to try and give that push. The health and social awareness that is gained from participating in the Olympic Games is invaluable and Jordanian athletes ought to be a part of that. I am also very excited to meet my fellow young ambassadors, to unite and make this glorious event memorable.