Club: Centre Sportif Ludus
Coach: Pascal J. Brabant
Date of birth: November 13th, 1999
Birthplace: Montreal, Québec
Hometown: Montreal, Québec
Height: 170cm (5’6″)
Weight category: 60 kg
2017 CANADIAN CHAMPION
2016 RINGSIDE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP (OPEN CLASS) | GOLD
2015 YOUTH QUEBEC WINTER GAMES | GOLD
Katiushka Vasquez-Soto started boxing when she was 13 years old as her older brother was already registered at Ludus boxing club. It is during an open-house weekend that she was tempted by the experience and appreciated right away the dynamism of the sport, which exploited her athletic qualities acquired through soccer. However, the key moment during the weekend as when the coach asked her to step into the ring to hit her brother while he had his hands behind his back and was dodging her punches. Katiushka got frustrated as she was unable to reach him and she then told herself she would train so she would never miss him again. It is from that moment on that she registered and made her debut in boxing!
According to Katiushka, boxing is a complete sport that is physically difficult and psychologically demanding. It is a sport that makes you grow and pushes you to become a better person. Her biggest influences in the boxing world are Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Katie Taylor and of course, her borther Mario Vasquez-Soto.
Like any athlete, Katiushka dreams to take part in important international competitions such as the World Championships and the Olympic Games. However, she knows she has a lot of work to do before she gets to this point and she is aiming for the 2024 Olympic Games, although she would live to qualify for 2020. She may surprise you!
In addition to being an athlete, she is also the animator of the boxing program for children aged 6 to 10 years old. She loves to pass on her knowledge to others and long term. she would love to become a boxing coach. Moreover, she is currently completing high school at École Secondaire Antoine de Saint Exupéry. In the upcoming years, she wants to pursue her studies in order to open and manage a care salon with her family.
NICKNAME : Kakou
FAVORITE MOVIES: I love animation movies
FAVORITE MUSIC : Reggeaton
TYPICAL PRE-BOUT MEAL : A 6″ Subway sandwich with two Macadam cookies
OTHER SPORTS & HOBBIES : Soccer
PLACE TO VISIT IN HER LIFE : Australia
FUN FACT THAT FEW PEOPLE KNOW ABOUT YOU : I love candies! Secretly, I would love to own a store with all kinds of candies.
LIFE & CAREER OBJECTIVES : I want to become an entrepreneur; my goal is to be my own boss.
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Posted on: 04/07/2017, by : admin