Award: Taekwondo- Olympian
Affilaition: Colorado Springs, Colorado
July 2021 at the Olympic Games is a time to be remembered. Anastasija Zolotic bested Russian Tatiana Minina 25 to 17 to win the Olympic Gold medal. Zolotic was only 18 at the time and became the first American woman to win gold in Olympic Taekwondo. This achievement comes from a long two-year stretch of wins. Zolotic won gold at the 2021 Mexico Open, Silver at the 2021 Pan Am Championships, gold at the Sofia Open, gold at the Costa Rica Olympic qualifiers, and gold at the 2019 Pan Am Games.