Thomas Scott (karateka)

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Thomas Scott
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Thomas Scott in 2018
Personal information
Born (1990-01-09) January 9, 1990 (age 32)
Richardson, Texas, U.S. [1]
Education Texas Christian University University of Texas at Dallas [1]
Height6 ft 0 in (183 cm) [1]
Weight164 lb (74 kg) [1]
Life partner(s) Morgan Scott [1]
Sport
CountryUnited States
SportKarate
Weight class75 kg
ClubAcademy of Classical Karate - Plano [1]
Coached byBrody Burns [1]

Thomas Scott (born January 9, 1990) [2] is an American karateka. He won one of the bronze medals in the men's 75 kg event at the 2021 World Karate Championships held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [3] [4] He is also a two-time gold medalist in the men's 75 kg event at the Pan American Games, both in 2015 and in 2019. [5] [6] He won the silver medal in this event at the 2011 Pan American Games.

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He represented the United States at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. [7] He competed in the men's 75 kg event, where he did not advance to compete in the semifinals. [8]

Career

In 2017, he lost his bronze medal match in the men's kumite 75 kg event at the World Games held in Wrocław, Poland. [9]

In June 2021, he competed at the World Olympic Qualification Tournament held in Paris, France, hoping to qualify for the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, [10] and he did not qualify at this tournament, but he was able to qualify via reallocation of a vacant spot in the Male Kumite – 75kg category. [11] [12] In August, he competed in the men's 75 kg event at the Olympics. In November, he won one of the bronze medals in the men's 75 kg event at the 2021 World Karate Championships held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. [3] [4] In his bronze medal match he defeated Eren Akkurt of Turkey. [3] [4]

He lost his bronze medal match in the men's kumite 75 kg event at the 2022 World Games held in Birmingham, United States. [13]

Achievements

YearCompetitionVenueRankEvent
2011 Pan American Games Guadalajara, Mexico2ndKumite 75 kg
2015 Pan American Games Toronto, Canada1st Kumite 75 kg
2019 Pan American Games Lima, Peru1stKumite 75 kg
2021 World Championships Dubai, United Arab Emirates3rd Kumite 75 kg

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References

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