Yakima Valley is home to karate world champion

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A world champion is back home in the valley. Meet 13-year-old Anjelica Rivera.

She just got back from Australia - where she competed in the Junior World Karate Championship.

Anjelica took the gold medal in Kata. She also won a bronze medal at the tournament for another event.

She told Action News all her hard work paid off.

Anjelica has been training at the Yakima School of Karate. She entered her first tournament when she was just six-years-old.