Anika "Bananaka Split" Malone helps U.S. win first Jr. Roller Derby World Cup

Anika "Bananaka Split" Malone helps U.S. win first Jr. Roller Derby World Cup

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Anika "Bananaka Split" Malone helps U.S. win first Jr. Roller Derby World Cup

Denver East junior represents America on the roller derby track.

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Denver East junior represents America on the roller derby track.

KUSA – Anika Malone, also known as Bananaka Split, helped the U.S.A win its first ever Junior Roller Derby World Cup.  She was the only athlete from Colorado to make the team.

It’s hard to miss Bananaka Split and her bright yellow skates tearing it up on the track.  She practices six days a week on average to stay in tip top shape.

Roller Derby is just one of several sports she’s involved in.  Anika plays field hockey and golf at East High School, all while being a straight A student.

Anika is in the works of starting a roller derby team for high school athletes.  For more information, you can contact her at http://www.facebook.com/bananakasplit.

(KUSA-TV © 2015 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)

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