Name: Melanye Altuve
Position: 12-13 Female -42kg
Sport: Karate
Classification: Shito Ryu
Birthplace: Naples, FL
Hometown: Hialeah
Personal: I started karate when I was 4 years old....This is my first time making the Junior US Team!...My mom is my hero because she is the one that helps me get through the tough times that supported me to make the Junior US Team thanks to her I am where I want to be....Making the Junior US Team the first time in both categories was my greatest victory....I get my inspiration from Jennifer Robinson....I love competition because I get to show what I have learned from my Sensei German Briceno and thank him for supporting me...."Dream big, work hard"