Name: Yahelis Vega
Sport: Karate
Position: 12-13 Female Elite Kumite -47kg.
Classification: Shotokan
Birthplace: PR
Hometown: Brooklyn, N.Y.
Other Career Highlights
  • Member of the 2018 Junior National Team
Personal: My nickname is KitCat....I started karate at the age of 6 and this will be my first time on the Junior National Team!...I love to cook for my family and my favorite food is tacos. ...My hero in real is my mom because she is a single mom who works very hard to provide for my 3 sisters and I....What I love about competition is the challenges that my opponents bring....My biggest win was in the 2018 USA National Karate Championship & US Team Trials because it was the first time I made the Junior US Team. I was also able to compete in the finals and defeat an opponent the I have always competed against....I get my inspiration from Sensei Luis because he always pushes me to do better...."Giving up is not an option."