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Sophia Malan

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    Chicago, IL

    I started karate when I was 6...This is my first time making the Junior US Team!...My biggest win was making the Junior US Team, 2019 Nationals. When I was 9, my Sensei asked me what my goal was 3 years from now. I said making Junior US Team. I worked so hard for that moment....I love the rush of adrenaline and the energy and excitement of competition. I love feeling really excited and feeling all the support of my teammates, and knowing that all my hard-work is what pushes me to the ring, and to do my best. I love the constant buzz and rush from all the teams, parents, coaches, fellow competitors, cheering for their team. I love cheering for my teammates and laughing, and joking, and smiling with them...."You have to learn the rules of the game. And then you have to play better than anyone else." -Albert Einstein


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