|Born||February 9, 1966|
|Alma mater||De Paul University (1990)|
Early life and education
Limas made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal at the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea in taekwondo, which made its Olympic debut as an exhibition sport. She is a member of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame. Limas was inducted June 20, 2019 into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame located in Troy, Michigan.
- 1986 - World University Championships, Gold Medalist (Berkeley, California)
- 1987 - National Championships Gold Medalist
- 1988 - Olympic Team Member (Tae Kwon Do)
- 1988 - Olympic Gold Medalist - Welterweight Division, Seoul, Korea
- 1990 - National Championships Gold Medalist
- 1989,1990 - Olympic Sports Festival Captain (West Team) and Gold Medalist
- 1990 - Pan-Am Tae Kwon Do Championships (Puerto Rico) Gold Medalist
- 1990 - World University Games (Spain) Team Captain & Gold Medalist
- 1990 - World Cup Gold Medalist (Spain)
- 1991 - National Championships Welterweight Gold Medalist
- 1991 - Olympic Festival Gold Medalist
- 1991 - World Championships Gold Medalist (Athens, Greece)
- 1989 - National Championships Gold Medalist
- 1998 - U.S. Team Trials Silver Medalist
- 1998 - Olympic Weight Division Qualifier Gold Medalist
- 1998 - Choson Cup Olympic Weight Division Invitational Gold Medalist, (Australia)
- 1998 - Pan Am Games Team Trials Silver Medalist
- 1999 - U.S. Team Trials Gold Medalist
- 2007 - Taekwondo Hall of Fame
- 1987 - Collegiate Athlete of the Year
- 1989 - March of Dimes Amateur Athlete of the Year
- 1989 - Named "Woman of Vision" - Latin Women's Organization for Business Professional Involvement
- 1991 - U. S. Taekwondo Union "Woman of the Year"
- 2000 - Selected as one of the top TKD fighters of the 20th century by TKD Times and Martial Arts Illustrated
- 2011 - Owner and founder of "Power Kix Martial Arts" Tae Kwon Do studio in Stafford, Virginia
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- Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Taekwondo at the 1988 Seoul Summer Games: Women's Welterweight". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2018-09-19.