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Salma Castellanos

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Laredo, TX

Height: 5-8
Weight: 116 lbs.
Hometown: Laredo, Texas
Birthdate: 3/3/98
Coach: Master Jesse Kuhns
Club: KuGar TaeKwonDo
Year started taekwondo: 2010

Social Media handles:
Salma Castellanos
Twitter: Scastellanos33
Instagram: Scastellanos3

Salma with her coach, Jesse Kuhns

Favorite taekwondo athlete is Wu Jingyu...her coach, Jesse Kuhns, is her biggest inspiration, because he inspires her daily to be the best and to not follow today's culture...favorite foods/drinks are anything she can't have when she's dieting...favorite book is "Four Loves"...favorite TV show is "Grey's Anatomy"...favorite movie is "The Great Gatsby"...favorite singer is Ed Sheeran...proudest moment in taekwondo was making the Senior National Team on her first try...favorite quotes are "Commit your actions to the Lord and your plans will succeed" - Proverbs 16:3; "I can do all things through Him who gives me strength" - Philippians 4:13; and "If God is for us, who can be against us?" - Romans 8:31

Did You Know?: Salma is home schooled...she is Mexican/Korean...she trains in her coach's garage...she can eat a lot.


2017  New Zealand Open (-53kg): Bronze

2016  USAT Senior National Team Member (Bantam)
USAT Senior National Team Trials (Bantam): 1st

2015  USAT National Championships (Senior -53kg): Bronze

2014  AAU Team Trials (-52kg): Silver
2014  USAT Open Team Trials (-52kg): 3rd

2013  USAT National Championships (-52kg): Bronze
2013  Canadian Open (Junior -52kg): Bronze

last updated: 5/17/17

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