Young Muslim swimmer aims for the Olympics


At age 15, swimmer Majester Abdul-Jilal of Charleston, W.Va., has big aims. He recently took first place in the YMCA nationals in the 200-meter breast stroke, swimming against 18-year-olds headed to Division 1 schools. And some of his best times have come when he has had to meet the needs of his Muslim faith, fasting from sunup to sundown during Ramadan.

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