IMG_7461 (002)Sayed Najem competed at the Seoul 1988 and Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games where taekwondo was a demonstration sport. He won silver at the latter in the bantamweight division. Najem was to compete in taekwondo’s official Olympic debut at Sydney 2000 but tore a hamstring which kept him out of the Games. Najem was a medallist at the 1991 and 1993 world championships as well as the 1990, 1992 and 1994 Pan American championships.