PH gymnast Carlos Yulo nabs historic bronze in World Championships

Delfin Dioquino
PH gymnast Carlos Yulo nabs historic bronze in World Championships
The 18-year-old secures the country's first medal in a world championship

MANILA, Philippines – Teen gymnast Carlos Yulo made history for the Philippines anew by securing the country’s first medal in a world championship. 

The 18-year-old bagged a bronze medal in the men’s floor final of the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar on Friday, November 2. 

Yulo, the youngest among the 9 competitors, registered 14.6 points to finish in the Top 3 as Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan clinched the gold with 14.9 points while Japan’s Kenzo Shirai nabbed silver with 14.866 points. 

Competing in his first world championships and in his first year as a senior, Yulo showed jitters as he finished 23rd out of 24 in the all-around final two days ago.

But he couldn’t have capped his campaign in the world championships any better as he dazzled the crowd in the floor – one of his expertise – for a podium finish. 

Yulo earlier made history by being the first Filipino to qualify to an all-around final. –

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Delfin Dioquino

Delfin Dioquino dreamt of being a PBA player, but he did not have the skills to make it. So he pursued the next best thing to being an athlete – to write about them. He took up journalism at the University of Santo Tomas and joined Rappler as soon as he graduated in 2017.