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Sofia Maldonado

    Athlete Bio

    Twitter Name 
    Stanford, Connecticut
    Current Hometown *
    Weston, Fl
    Height/ Weight 
    4' 9"/ 77
    Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
    Isabel, Mario, Sebastian 
    What age did you start karate?
    What style of karate do you do? *
    What's your favorite food? *
    What type of music do you listen to? *
    What is your favorite music group or artist? *
    A bunch 
    Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
    Do you have any pets? What kind?  *
    What is your pets name?
    Do you have any hidden talents? *
    I play the guitar 
    How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
    How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
    I made team once. Won silver in nationals in 12-13 elite female kata. And bronce in Kumite.
    Who is your favorite superhero?
    Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
    Sensei Luis Sanchez because he inspires me to be better and train harder every day. Sensei thought me to love karate and make it an important part of my life. 
    Listen to music, read, running, and skim board
    Favorite Quote *
    Keep your eyes on the stars and your feet on the ground
    Biggest Win. Why? *
    Every medal i have won since I was 4 years old is an important achievement for me. However, now that I am 13 years old my biggest win was to make the USA team both in kata and Kumite. I feel honored to be a part of the team. It is a dream true!
    What do you love about competition? *
    It keeps me motivated to train hard and also gives me the opportunity to share with my team and help the younger kids get ready!
    Favorite way to relax? *
    Going to the beach, reading a good book, listen to music.
    Where do you get your inspiration from? *
    My Asaka family! I love them all. From them I learn daily at the dojo and at the competitions.


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