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Carlos Yulo ties Indonesia, secures still rings silver

 

 

 

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Decorated Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo added another medal to his collection as he bagged a silver in the men's artistic gymnastics still rings in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday, December 3.

Vietnamese Nam Dang defended his title after tallying a total of 13.867, topping Yulo, who wound up tied with Indonesian bet Diwi Arifin with a score of 13.733. 

But Yulo grabbed the silver over Arifin after the tiebreak, with the Filipino scoring higher on execution.

“I'm not actually aiming for medals. I just hoped for good routines and executions. That's all,” said Yulo.

Earlier, the19-year-old world champion had fallen short of his bid for a seven-gold sweep after setlling for a silver in the pommel horse event.

“I am unsatisfied. I’ll be improving everything, especially the difficulty of my routines. I know I still lack in skills,” Yulo shared.

Fu Jie Tan of Malaysia ruled the pommel horse event with 13.967 points while Yulo had a score of 13.233 followed by Vietnamese Phuong Thanh Dinh who got 12.867.

“I’m still happy about the results because I wasn’t really expecting anything."

Yulo  kicked off his bid with a gold medal in the all-around event last Sunday, then ruled his signature floor exercise event Tuesday afternoon.

The pint-sized champion performed his routine flawlessly in the floor exercise, dominating the ranks as he scored 14.700 to earn the gold.

Filipino gymnast Reyland Capellan, who won the gold in the 2017 SEA Games, fell short of his bid to land on the podium in the floor exercise event as he settled for 5th place.

Hoping to add more to his haul, Yulo vies for more golds on Wednesday in the vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bars. – Rappler.com