Carlos Yulo shines in floor, parallel bars but lands 8th in all-around finals

Delfin Dioquino

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Carlos Yulo shines in floor, parallel bars but lands 8th in all-around finals

ELITE. Carlos Yulo shines in parallel bars, one of the events where he is the strongest at.

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Carlos Yulo misses the all-around podium in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships as he struggles on the pommel horse and horizontal bar, negating his masterclass on the floor exercise and parallel bars

MANILA, Philippines – Carlos Yulo failed to build on a sensational start and landed eighth in the men’s all-around finals of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, England on Friday, November 4 (Saturday, November 5, Manila time).

Finishing the qualification at third, the Filipino gymnastics star missed the podium with a total of 82.098 points – 5 points behind Japanese gold medalist Daiki Hashimoto – as Yulo struggled on the pommel horse and horizontal bar, negating his masterclass on the floor exercise and parallel bars.

Yulo set the pace following the first rotation, racking up a finals-best 15.166 on the floor exercise – his pet event – only to fall from the top to 12th place after tallying 11.9 points on the pommel horse.

The pommel horse continued to be the Achilles’ heel for the reigning SEA Games titlist, who recorded the sixth-lowest score in the apparatus out of the 24 all-around finalists.

He dropped to 13th after posting 13.8 on the still rings, but he returned to the top 10 thanks to a strong showing on the vault, the event where he is the defending world champion.

Yulo scored 14.166 on the vault to climb to seventh place, although he lost valuable points after a faulty landing that saw him tumble on all fours.

Regaining his bearings, Yulo impressed with a pristine parallel bars routine that netted him 15.166 points – tied for the highest mark with Germany’s Lukas Dauser – as he ascended to sixth.

But Yulo eventually ran out of steam, wrapping up his all-around stint with 11.9 points on the horizontal bar and sliding to eighth place.

Still, it was a promising result for Yulo, considering he did not qualify for the all-around finals in the previous world championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, last year as he participated in just three apparatuses.

Hashimoto dethroned defending all-around titleholder Zhang Boheng in a fierce mano a mano between the Japanese and the Chinese for the gold medal.

The two exchanged one-two finishes, with Hashimoto topping the pommel horse and Zhang ruling the still rings as they both made the top three in five of the six apparatuses.

But it all came down to the horizontal bar, where they both amassed identical scores of 14.333 points as Hashimoto – the reigning Olympic all-around champion – totaled 87.198 to edge Zhang, who settled for silver with 86.765.

Another Japanese completed the podium, with Wataru Tanigawa pocketing bronze with 85.231 as he denied Brody Malone of the United States, who fell short of a medal with 84.931.

Great Britain’s Jake Jarman (82.865) rounded out the top five followed by USA’s Asher Hong (82.365) and Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun (82.365).

After Yulo, completing the top 10 were Chinese Taipei’s Tang Chia-Hung (81.964) and Brazil’s Caio Souza (81.631).

Yulo gets another crack at a medal as he tries to reclaim the crown he won on the floor exercise three years ago in the finals on Saturday.

He will see action in two more apparatus finals on Sunday, seeking to retain his vault world title and looking to improve on his runner-up finish on the parallel bars last year. –

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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.