Milwaukee karate athlete hopes to represent the U.S. during 2020 Olympics in Tokyo

Posted at 9:50 AM, Feb 28, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-28 12:09:30-05

MILWAUKEE -- The Winter Olympics may have just ended but it's never too early to think about 2020 --  and one local man is already training. 

Alexander Haliwell is training to compete in karate during the 2020 Olympics – a new sport in the summer games. 

Haliwell has already won national and international medals in the sport.

After nearly seven years away, he feels he can compete because he's beaten nearly everyone who's going for the Tokyo games.

TODAY’S TMJ4’s Lance Allan spoke with Haliwell at the gym on Milwaukee’s south side that he trains at.

Watch the video above for more.