Gymnastics

Carlos Yulo makes history, claims another world gymnastics medal

Beatrice Go
Carlos Yulo makes history, claims another world gymnastics medal

TOP QUALIFIER. Carlos Yulo impresses yet again after topping the parallel bars qualifying event.

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Carlos Yulo becomes the first Filipino gymnast to capture multiple world championship medals after winning the vault gold and the parallel bars silver

Moments after winning the vault gold, Carlos Yulo grabbed a silver in the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships men’s parallel bar final on Sunday, October 24 in Kitakyushu, Japan.

With the silver, Yulo becomes the first Filipino gymnast to capture multiple world championship medals in a single staging of the tournament.

Performing third in the final, Yulo raced to the top with a score of 15.300 to eclipse Japanese stalwarts Daiki Hashimoto, who won the all-around world championships silver, and Kaya Kazuma.

But Yulo conceded the top spot to China’s Hu Xuwei, the sixth to perform, as he nailed a 15.466.

China’s Hu earned the gold after executing the most difficult routine of 6.600 to top the competition with a 15.466 score.

Last Wednesday, Yulo surprised even himself when he topped the qualifying event with a score of 15.566.

The feat capped a successful run for Yulo even as the 21-year-old Filipino gymnast failed to defend his title in his pet event – the floor exercise last Saturday. But young dynmao rebounded quickly after topping the vault final for his second world championship gold.

In the Tokyo Games, Yulo only qualified for the men’s vault final where he narrowly missed an Olympic podium finish.

Prior to the Olympics, the parallel bars became one of Yulo’s favorite events when he bagged a bronze in the 2021 All Japan Apparatus Championships in June. – Rappler.com

Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.