James de los Santos

Online karate sensation James De los Santos moved to the gold medal round following two impressive wins in the first two stages of the e-Karate Games 2020 Monday.

The 30-year-old De los Santos edged Jamie Parfitt of the United Kingdom 25.1-20.4 and Tani Hossein of Iran 25.5-24.3 to earn the right to face Slovenia’s Nejc Sternisa in the final.

Sternisa defeated Murilo Alvez of Brazil 23.6-23.3 in the quarterfinals and Kevin Petry of Luxembourg 24.3-23 in the semifinals of the virtual tournament.

Already a four-time gold medalist in online karate tournaments, De los Santos is motivated to emerge victorious anew in hopes of boosting his bid to become the top-ranked athlete in virtual kata category.

“It feels great being in a finals again,” said De los Santos, currently ranked No. 2.

“My journey to the No. 1 spot in the virtual kata world rankings won’t stop. This motivates me to work a lot harde,” he added.

De los Santos ruled the Athletes E-Tournament last month, Balkan Open eTournament in July, the Korokotta Cup in June and the Palestine International Karate Cup last April.

Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2020/09/01/james-de-los-santos-advances-to-e-karate-games-final/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=james-de-los-santos-advances-to-e-karate-games-final)