Gymnast Yulo shares gold with Olympic medalist in Japan tilt

Delfin Dioquino
Gymnast Yulo shares gold with Olympic medalist in Japan tilt
Filipino teen standout Carlos Yulo ties seven-time Olympic medalist Kohei Uchimura in the floor exercise of the All Japan Senior Championships

 

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino teen sensation Carlos Yulo continued his ascent in the international gymnastics scene by clinching a gold medal in the recent All Japan Senior Championships. 

The 19-year-old Yulo finished with a score of 14.8 in the floor exercise and tied no other than seven-time Olympic medalist Kohei Uchimura of Japan to share the top prize. 

Uchimura, 30, is regarded as one of the greatest gymnasts of all time as he became the first – male or female – to win every major all-around title in an entire single Olympic cycle. 

Meanwhile, Yulo made history for the Philippines after notching bronze in the floor exercise in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships late last year. 

Tipped as one of the potential medal bets in the Olympic Games in Tokyo next year, Yulo will debut in senior action at home when the Philippines hosts the Southeast Asian Games starting late November. – Rappler.com

 

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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.