Name: Elizabeth Marinov
Height: 5-6
Weight: 90 lbs.
DOB: 7/28/2006
Hometown: Mount Prospect, Ill.
Team/Club: AKYI Martial Arts
Coach(es): Master Ray Kyi
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Taekwondo Cadet National Team Member
  • 2019 All American Athlete
  • 2019 - PanAm Cadet and Junior Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -41KG - Silver
  • 2019 - PanAm Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -44KG - Gold
  • 2019 - USAT National Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - -41KG - Gold
  • 2019 - AAU National Championships - Sparring - Black Belt - -47KG - Gold
  • 2019 Cadet PanAm National Team Member
  • 2017, 2018, and 2019 Illinois State Champion and State Sparring Team Member
  • 2019 - Texas Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -41kg - Silver
  • 2019 - US Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -41kg - Silver
  • 2018 - Vegas Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -41kg - Gold
  • 2018 - Canada Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -41kg - Silver
  • 2018 - US Open - Sparring - Black Belt - -37kg - Bronze
  • 2017 - Presidents Cup - Sparring - Black Belt - -40kg - Gold
  • 2017 - National Championship - Sparring - Black Belt - -35kg - Gold
  • 2016 - National Championship - Sparring - Red Belt - -35kg - Bronze
Personal: Started Taekwondo in 2013...Favorite Taekwondo Athletes: Bianca Walkden and Lauren Williams...Favorite Non-Taekwondo Athlete: Michael Phelps...Who is your biggest inspiration?: Bianca Walkden and Lauren Williams...Favorite Foods: Tacos...Favorite Book: "The Hunger Games"...Favorite TV Show(s): "Friends", "Pretty Little Liars"...Favorite Movie: "Pitch Perfect 2"...Favorite Singer: Demi Lovato...Favorite/Inspirational Quotes: "I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times" - Bruce Lee...What is your proudest moment in Taekwondo to date?: 2017 Nationals Championships...Other Fun or Interesting facts about you: I breath, eat and live taekwondo