MacArthur Ninth Grade School’s Junior Boxer Roma Martínez Has Eyes on 2020 Olympics
Romalin “Roma” Martínez is currently a student at MacArthur Ninth Grade School. The pretty and petite young woman has an interesting skill: the girl can box.
Earlier this year, Roma competed at the Junior Open and Youth National Boxing Championships in Reno, NV. She brought home a silver medal.
Roma’s dedication and love of boxing started early. Around the age of 12, she wanted to do something new and challenging.
“My grandpa would always watch boxing when I was younger,” Roma said. “I loved the attention the boxers got. It made me hungry for that spotlight. I love boxing. In the ring, I can show people that anyone can do anything their heart desires, no matter their background.”
Roma’s ultimate goal out of all her hard work is to one day stand on the podium at the Olympics. She thrives to get a medal in the 2020 Olympics.
Roma is competitive by nature. She recently received the Presidential Physical Fitness Award. This award recognizes students who achieve an outstanding level of physical fitness. To earn this award, students must score at or above the 85th percentile on all five activities of the test. In other words, she is seriously fit.
Roma is also known as Cadet Martínez. She is a member of the MacArthur JROTC.
This young leader is a person to watch in the future.