And Now, Representing the United States…

Rising Stimson eighth-grader Kaiet Coraizaca
Rising Stimson eighth-grader Kaiet Coraizaca
Three things that you might not have known about me are that I am a violinist, I can speak French fluently, and I am a track athlete!
Three things that you might not have known about me are that I am a violinist, I can speak French fluently, and I am a track athlete!

Rising Stimson eighth-grader Kaiet Coraizaca has earned the honor of representing Team USA in this year’s Summer Pan American Games to be held in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, August 18th.  Kaiet is a champion Karate athlete in the 12-13-year-old Male Elite Kumite Division.

In a bio prepared for Team USA, Kaiet tells us a little more about himself. “Three things that you might not have known about me are that I am a violinist, I can speak French fluently, and I am a track athlete!  My biggest [Karate] win was this year at the 2018 USA Nationals where not only did I get a spot on the USA Jr. team for the first time but I also was 2018 USA National Champion in my division! Also, another big win was my first ever Karate1 Youth League competition where I won 3rd Place in Sofia, Bulgaria”

“My heroes in real life are my parents and my Sensei’s because my parents help me through this karate journey and they also take their time to take me to these tournaments! Also, my Sensei’s because they push me to make me even better! The thing I love about competition is when I get into that mat and I start competing. I also like to hang out with my karate friends after the competition.”

“I get my inspiration from other athletes that work so hard and I see myself as being one of them!” said Kaiet. “Opportunities don't happen. You create them.

Way to Go Kaiet Coraizaca, you make South Huntington proud!