By Wilkine Brutus (WLRN)

Taekwondo is a Korean martial arts that isn’t normally associated with Haiti or Muslim girls. An 18-year-old Plantation native will compete in the Tokyo Olympics in Taekwondo for Team Haiti. 

Aliyah Shipman is a talented teenager who is often one of the youngest athletes in her weight category.

She recently came back from Europe after competing against top Taekwondo athletes.

And now she has bigger plans for Tokyo.

“My dad is actually Haitian. And I wanted to kinda like go back to my roots. And Haiti doesn’t have a lot of representation in sports so I really wanted to just represent the country.” continue reading

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