It is with great pride that we introduce Louis Galasso, a Scottish karate champion with his eyes set on international dominance. At Soapbox, we can’t help but be inspired by Louis’ story, and have decided to sponsor him to help facilitate his journey towards the top of the worldwide Karate rankings!
Until recently when Louis turned 16, he competed in the under 16s bracket throughout Europe. In January of this year in Austria, he entered an incredibly high-level tournament and was up against a steep learning curve. Although he was put out early, he learned a lot from the experience. The very next month in Russia, he was put out again but was far from dissuaded.
In March, having learned from the previous tournaments, Louis competed in the Slovakian open, and finished with a silver medal for the competition!
Chasing this success, he managed to win gold in the Scottish open only a month later!
Now that Louis is 16, he is facing a new challenge in the under 18s division. His first competition came in May in Sofia, Bulgaria. This is the first of four Youth League Championships. Despite being the youngest in the division, Louis managed to beat Italy in the first round before eventually being put out by Russia.
From July 6th until the 8th, Louis will fly to Croatia to compete in the second Youth League. The entire Soapbox team wishes you the best of luck, and we hope you overcome all the challenges before you and do Scotland proud!