Carlos Yulo captures gold in Japan gymnastics tilt

Posted by watchmen
September 25, 2021
Posted in SPORTS

By Adrian Stewart Co

Filipino gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo is slowly returning to his old form after capturing a gold and bronze in the 2021 All-Japan Senior and Masters Gymnastics Championships on Thursday in Yamagata, Japan.

Carlos Yulo displays his gold and bronze medals from the 2021 All-Japan Senior and Masters Gymnastics Championships. (Munehiro Kugimiya photo)

The 21-year-old Yulo made his presence felt in his favorite gymnastics event of floor exercise by tallying 15.300 points which is good for a gold medal.

The Malate, Manila-native Yulo, however, fell short in the vault event as his 15.000 points was just enough for a bronze medal finish.

“Revenge the Tokyo,” wrote Yulo’s head coach Munehiro Kugimiya in a Facebook post with pictures of the Filipino gymnast’s holding his gold and bronze medals.

Regardless, the two-medal output was a good bounce back for the 4-foot-11 Yulo following a disappointing finish in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics last month.

During the Summer Games, Yulo was being tipped to win a gold medal in the floor exercise but surprisingly placing outside the target in the qualification round.

The 2019 Southeast Asian Games gold medal winner, however, reached the finals in the vault event but settled for a fourth place finish after a failed landing in his first jump in the said apparatus.

This tournament serves as the Filipino gymnast’s tune up to the 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to be held from October 18 to 24 in Kitakyushu, Japan.

Yulo made heads turn in the 2019 edition of FIG tournament when he became the first Filipino and male Southeast Asian gymnast to win the world title in the floor exercise in Stuttgart, Germany./ASC, WDJ


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