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James de los Santos wins 4th virtual title in karate

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 04:17 PM August 12, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Filipino karateka James de los Santos won’t be denied for the third time.

De los Santos finally got back at world No. 1 Eduardo Garcia of Portugal, who had already beaten him twice in the past, to win the Athletes’ E-Tournament.

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The 30-year-old De los Santos bagged his fourth fold medal in the virtual kata competitions after a narrow 25-24.9 victory over Garcia in the men’s kata seniors event.

“This was the third time I faced him, and it’s been competitive. This was special as he’s No. 1 and I’m No. 2 in the world rankings for the E-Tournaments. This time, I was able to win the gold medal,” De los Santos wrote on his Instagram Wednesday.

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His latest feat could propel him into the top of rankings after recently climbing to No. 2 following his victory in the Balkan Open.

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