Hayder Shkara - Taekwondo

Hayder Shkara - Taekwondo

Hi, my name is Hayder Shkara

I am passionate about Education because I believe that all kids are entitled to equal education regardless of where they live.

Sport:                                                  Taekwondo

Born:                                                   1990 in Sydney

Lives:                                                  Sydney                                              

Olympic Games:                                 Rio 2016

Olympic Results:                                 7th Place


Primary School:                                   Padstow Park

High School:                                        Homebush Boys

Favourite subject:                                Modern History

Favourite memory from school:           Spending lots of time with my friends



Childhood ambition:                             Becoming a writer because I loved to read.

Favourite toy growing up:                    Pokemon Cards

Favourite gadget:                                Gameboy

Best holiday:                                        Going

Band/music/song you love                   Love Taylor Swift and Kygo

Favourite food:                                    I love pizza

Earliest memory:                                 Going to a toy shop to pick out new toys

Role model / idol:                                 Muhammed Ali

Interests other than sport:                   Law

Football team:                                     Barcelona FC. Bulldogs

Sportsmanship means ….                   Giving your opponent respect by playing your best



What is one of your greatest memories from the Olympic Games?
Walking out in the Opening Ceremony to the cheering crowd was amazing.

How did you come to participate in your chosen sport? How old were you?
I was 8 years old and wanted to do a sport. I wasn’t good at many things so I chose taekwondo and stuck to it.

What is the importance of sport for you in your life? How have you continued living a healthy and active lifestyle since retiring from sport?
I need to be regularly active in order to feel good. Taught me lots of healthy habits that I will be using for the rest of my life!