James De Los Santos ends 2020 tourneys with 36 golds, 6 Grand Winner titles

James De Los Santos 2020 tourneys
Cebuano James De Los Santos ended the year with a bang by staying on top of the e-Kata World Ranking with 36 golds and 6 Grand Winner titles. Photo from James De Los Santos.

Filipino karateka champion James De Los Santos has ended his 2020 tourneys with a strong finish on Christmas Day, winning three more games to give him a total of 36 gold medals and 6 Grand Winner Titles.

The World No. 1 e-Kata player wrapped up the year by ruling three tournaments on December 25, 2020:

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  • 34th Gold, Katana Intercontinental League #5 – Super Final
  • 35th Gold, Golden League Karate E-Tournament #4 – Grand Final
  • 36th Gold, E-Karate Games Grand Winner 2020

It is the 3rd time the Filipino champion athlete won 3 golds in 1 day. He claimed his 1st 3-for-1 medal haul when he won his 27th, 28th, and 29th at the E-Karate Games, 2nd Euro Grand Prix, and Rome International Endas Karate Cup in the December 8 tournaments.

The second set was when he dominated the Okinawa E-Tournament World Series #3, 3rd Dutch Open E-Tournament, and Athlete’s E-Tournament Finale on December 21 where he notched his 31st, 32nd, and 33rd golds.

The Christmas Day medal haul also gave the Filipino e-Kata world leader additional three Grand Winner Titles to his sterling record which now totals 6 titles.

De Los Santos grabbed his first three grand winner honors in the Venice Cup for his 26th gold, the E-Champions Trophy World Series where he picked up his 30th gold, and the Athlete’s E-Tournament Series for his 33rd gold.

The 30-year-old national athlete has exemplified outstanding performances in the last three virtual kata tournaments this year and took home his 34th gold after beating Slovenia’s Nejc Sterniša with a 25.38-24.18 score in the Katana Intercontinental League #5.

In the Golden League Karate E-Tournament #4, De Los Santos downed American Alfredo Bustamante, 25.3-24.1.

De Los Santos claimed his 36th gold this year after defeating Belgium’s Wasmuel Wado, 25.4-23.4, in the E-Karate Grand Winner tournament.

“A Merry Christmas indeed. 🎄
34th, 35th, and 36th Gold! 🥇🥇🥇…”

“What a way to end the year 2020.
It has been a blast.
Thank you once again and Merry Christmas. 🎄 👊 🔥 🇵🇭” wrote the World No. 1 e-kata player on his social media post.

James De Los Santos has solidified his World No. 1 rank by earning 15,710 ranking points since the start of the virtual kata tournaments last March.

Check out De Los Santos’ gold haul from April to October 2020 that gave him the World No. 1 Rank.

SEND CONGRATULATIONS in the comments below to James De Los Santos for ending the year 2020 with 36 golds and 6 Grand Winner titles!

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Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo
Alyssa Leyda-Aldemo was a contributor in the News Letter of her former agency and is currently a content writer on her church's website and social media platform. She is now a full-time housewife who wants to re-ignite her passion for writing.