In Bishkek, the fast of Ramadan abide even athletes

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For all devout Muslims continues in the Holy month of Ramadan. A day to abstain from food and water. As with fasting, it’s athletes of Kyrgyzstan, tells the correspondent of TV channel “MIR 24” Nermin Abasova.

World champion in weightlifting Rahman Kazimov fasting from dusk until dawn. Fasting 20 years. According to him, fasting is more than abstinence from food and drink, he teaches patience, sowing good and improves the physical form.

Fasting and sports are compatible, he said. After refusing for several hours from food and water are not forced to abandon their daily pursuits. Even during lent his power to lift a heavy barbell.

“In the first few days are hard, but once settled, it becomes easier. God gives me strength, my faith sustains me and encourages to go forward,” – said the athlete.

Not afraid of the difficulties and World and European champion in kickboxing Shikar Badalov. He is fasting in preparation for the main fight of his life. In a month he will have a fight in Germany.

“I attend all the training, but reduced their duration in time. Me and my coach supported athletes fasting,” said the kickboxer.

In the evening athletes open the post together. First, as expected, drinking water and eating dates. Then start eating, but don’t overdo it, because after a long fasting fill the stomach doctors do not recommend. Yes, and the purpose of fasting is to purify oneself both spiritually and physically. The month of Ramadan will end on the 5th of June. In these days tradition go visiting and to do good deeds.