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De los Santos tops world No. 1 Garcia for 10th gold medal

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 10:03 PM September 19, 2020
James De los Santos

Photo screen grabbed from James De los Santos’ Facebook

MANILA, Philippines — James De los Santos got another win over world No. 1 Eduardo Garcia and snagged his ninth and 10th gold medals in virtual tournaments to boost his bid for the top spot in the e-karate world rankings.

The 30-year-old De los Santos trumped Garcia by the slimmest of margins, 24.8-24.5, in the 4th Edition SportData eTournament World Series, considered as the most prestigious of the online meets with its point system awarding four times than that of normal competitions.

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This was De los Santos’ second straight win over Garcia in a finals match after the Portuguese won their first two meetings.

“This tournament meant even more when I advanced to the final round against my rival: the world no.1, Portugal,” posted De los Santos on his Facebook account Saturday. “This is the fourth time I’ve faced him in a final showdown. I gave everything I had, and ended up snagging my 10th gold medal.”

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De los Santos still sits in the second spot of the E-Tournament Karate Rankings and he’s not slowing down any time soon.

“My road to no.1 still continues, I won’t stop until I get there,” said de Los Santos.

His ninth gold medal of his season came during the Hatamoto Kai Mitad Del Mundo E-Tournament where he defeated Brazil.

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