Very few coaches noticed or paid attention to the young Aliyah Shipman, who although she resides and trains in the United States, competed in the pre-Olympic route to Tokyo for Haiti.

In Costa Rica the teenager surprised everyone by filling the place for Tokyo  -67 kg division.

First, he beat Colombian Katherine Dumar, and then Madelyn Rodriguez from the (RD)

Now she makes herself known by Mundotaekwondo.com


My name is Aliyah Shipman, and I am from Plantation, Florida.  (17 years old), born on January 14th 2003. “I am a senior in high school, and have been accepted to the University of Miami to study medicine. I started taekwondo when I was 9 years old, and I started training with my current coach Mohamed Ali Melghagh in 2017. I am a second degree black belt, and I train at my academy I-Fight Mohamed Ali Martial Arts and Fitness“.


  • I train 6 days a week. I joined team Haiti in 2019, after I earned my spot by fighting in nationals which took place in Cap-Haitian Haiti. Besides taekwondo, I enjoy traveling, going to the beach, and learning about new cultures. I also enjoy spending time with my family.

RESULTS. Some of my biggest taekwondo achievements include qualifying for the 2020 Olympics, winning bronze at the 2020 Turkish Open (senior), winning gold at the 2020 US Open (junior), winning bronze at the 2020 US Open (senior), and medaling at several other international events.

Took bronze at the 2019 US Open as a junior. Won gold as a junior and bronze as a senior at the 2020 US Open. Won bronze at The 2020 Turkish Open. Qualified for the Olympic Games at the Pan-American Qualification tournament.

She also took gold at the Canada Open as a Cadet and Junior several times. Took Gold at the Costa Rica Open in the Past. Silver at Presidents Cup 2018. She may be the youngest Taekwondo athlete to qualify for the Olympics, she’s still a Junior.

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Carlos Hernández

Mundotaekwondo.com