Transcript for Meet a karate superstar hoping to compete at the Tokyo Olympics
It's up to you. Come on baby, just pump it He beat the odds to become a karate superstar. Ariel torres succeeded in karate and now he's hoping to make his olympic dream come true. Take a look. When karate makes its olympics debut one usa hopeful may be 23-year-old Ariel torres. Born in Cuba, he and his family came to the U.S. When he was only 4 years old. Settling down in Miami. At 6 years old doctors told his parents he was hyperactive and suggested picking up a sport. But money was often tight for the family. I went to karate and I loved it. We couldn't afford competitions, we couldn't really travel to these competitions. I understood. Reporter: But with the help of donations and a lot of perseverance, he went on to win many competitions. My mom and my dad said, you see, money doesn't really determine your work ethic so just follow your dream. Reporter: He credits his older sister for much of his success. I'm so proud of her because given the opportunities we were given and the obstacles that we had to overcome she's one of the biggest inspirations in my life. Reporter: The karate kid is all grown up now traveling the world. Look at the buildings. Just, whoa. Reporter: Competing for titles sharing his journey with his thousands of fans on YouTube. Look at that. We're here at the olympic training center. I never stop having that dream the olympics and I feel like every day I get up and go to the dojo and I work. Reporter: While the games are still a few months away Ariel already won a spot on team milk who chose him to be part of their got milk campaign. Milk has all the nutrients I believe I need for my karate and my performance, I feel like when I drink it I'm okay, I can train for long periods of time and it's a huge part of my recovery. Poised to make team usa, he would compete in the original discipline of form. But no matter what happens Ariel is already a winer. My parents were fighting for me to make something of my life and with karate I've been able to chase that dream. Good luck, rail. We are rooting for you and we'll
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