Name: Yahelis Vega
Sport: Karate
Position: 14-15 Female Elite Kumite -47kg.
Classification: Shotokan
Birthplace: Rio Piedras, PR, PR
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Other Career Highlights
  • Member of the 2018 and 2019 Junior National Team
Personal: I started karate at the age of 6....I have made the Junior US Team twice. One year in the 2018 USA National Championship & Us Team Trials. This year I have made the team in the 2019 USA National Championship & Us Team Trials....My hero in real life is my mom because she is a single mother who works very hard and would do any to see her four children....I love competing because the adrenaline after a win. I also love competing because it challenges me and it helps test out all the new strategies that I have worked on in the dojo....I get my inspiration from my family, coaches, and my teammates because they are always pushing to make me better and the support that they give...."Giving up is not an option"