James De Los Santos breaches 27 to take 9th gold

For the first time in his e-kata career, James De Los Santos hit a 27. From his Facebook account
By Ivan Saldajeno

MANILA—James De Los Santos captured his ninth e-kata gold for the year in record setting fashion.

For the first time in his career, De Los Santos scored a 27 to edge Swiss opponent Matias Domont in the final of the Katana Intercontinental League #2.

As the Filipino world number one revealed on Monday, De Los Santos beat Domont, 27.44-26.32 to win it all.

"That's a new personal record for me!" De Los Santos said.

He first won a four-man semifinal with a 24.72, beating American Alfredo Bustamante (24.36), British David Brierly (22.26), and Frenchman Remi Bonneau (20.6).

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