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18 Under 18: Deireanne Morales

Olympic hopeful won bronze at the Pan Am Games against fighters 10 years older

Updated: February 29, 2012, 12:33 AM ET
By Natalie Gingerich Mackenzie | ESPNHS GIRL Magazine

ESPNHS honors 18 female teen athletes who are doing remarkable things on the field, in the classroom and in their communities. Click here to read about each of them.

One kick-blow in sudden death overtime destroyed taekwondo fighter Deireanne Morales' shot at the 2012 Olympics in January. The small consolation? At just 15 years old and fighting for the first time in a new weight class -- she had to gain close to 10 pounds to compete in the Olympic Trials -- time is on her ...

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