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Gian Rivera

    Athlete Bio

    Twitter Name
    San Juan Puerto Rico
    Current Hometown *
    Height/ Weight
    5'8 / 165lbs
    Family (only child, brothers/sisters, ect) *
    1 sister and 2 stepbrothera
    What age did you start karate?
    What style of karate do you do? *
    What's your favorite food? *
    What type of music do you listen to? *
    What is your favorite music group or artist? *
    Do you listen to music before you go it the ring? If so, what kind? *
    Do you have any pets? What kind? *
    A dog, 4 fish tanks, and 3 leopard geckos
    What is your pets name?
    Do you have any hidden talents?*
    Not really
    How many hours a week do you workout in preparation for a major tournament?
    How many times have you made the Junior US Team and in what events? *
    This is my first year and I made it for kumite.
    Who is your favorite superhero?
    The flash
    Who is your hero in real life? Why? *
    My dad is my real life hero because he is always supportive in anything I do whether it is school karate wrestling or band.
    Band (playing sax)
    Favorite Quote *
    " I never lose... I either win, or I learn "
    Biggest Win. Why? *
    Semifinals of 2016 nationals was my biggest win because it was when I realized that I had made the US team which was my primary goal for this year's season. I had never made it before so that win assured me a spot.
    What do you love about competition? *
    I love meeting a whole bunch of people and making new friends the most about competition.
    Favorite way to relax? *
    I love to sleep and to hang out on the boat with all of my friends.
    Where do you get your inspiration from? *
    I get my inspiration from not wanting to lose i hate it so i push myself everyday harder to ensure that i don't ad even when I do I keep trying to make sure I learn from it to make sure that I will not lose the same way.

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