US Thomas Scott, known as Tom, has been the spearhead of American Karate for many years. He competed in his 1st Senior World championships in 2008 in Tokyo. He is just 18 years old. Over the years, he won 8 medals at the Pan American championships, including 5 titles (the last two). In Karate 1, he has 4 wins and 17 podiums. However, he did not manage yet to hang a medal at a world championship (5th in 2016). In his defense and his misfortune, Tom Scott fights in most competing category with two living legends, Aghayev and Busa, Iran’s Asgari and Ukraine’s Horuna. Qualified for the Games before the last K1, he missed his direct qualification for only 60 points. But he is enough talented to see Tokyo in 2021.