Yulo Hauls More

Carlos Edriel Yulo (center), Surintornta Tikumporn of Thailand (left), and Mat Asri Zul Bahrain of Malaysia (right) show their medals during the awarding ceremonies of the floor exercise category of the men’s artistic gymnastics.

Teen Sensation Yulo Hauls Three More Medals In The Men’s Artistic Gymnastics; Lady Gymnasts Stumble Anew

Lemuel Valles

December 3, 2019

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Philippines secured more medals in gymnastics on the third day of competition as sensational teen gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo hauled three medals: a gold and two silver in the apparatus finals of the floor exercise, pommel horse, and still rings, respectively in the 30th Southeast Asian Games here at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum, this city.

The Filipino world gymnastics champion, who topped the individual all around category, showcased a masterful performance in front of a huge audience that left them; both the Filipino crowd and foreign spectators, in awe.

Yulo bested Surintornta Tikumporn of Thailand and Malaysian gymnast Mat Asri Zul Bahrain in the floor exercise, the same apparatus he triumphed at the World Gymnastics Championship in Stuttgart. He garnered 14.700 points while his counterpart from Thailand and Malaysia scored 13.833 and 13.767, respectively. Yulo’s teammate, Reyland Capellan, settled for fifth place.

In the pommel horse finals, Yulo earned a score of 13.233, good enough for second place as he was outdone by Malaysian Tan Fu Jie who accumulated 13.967 points. Dinh Phuong Thanh of Vietnam placed third with 12.867 points. Another Filipino gymnast, Jan Gwynn Timbang, placed eight in the said apparatus finals.

Over at still rings apparatus, Yulo, together with Indonesia’s Arifin Dwi, was bested by Dang Nam of Vietnam by .134 points. The Indonesian gymnast scored 13.867 while both Yulo and his Vietnamese counterpart registered a score of 13.733. However, Yulo was declared the silver medalist based on his execution, which is in accordance to the rules set by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) in breaking ties.

Meanwhile, lady gymnasts Ma. Cristina Onofre and Mya Kalani Wilson fell short of a podium finish anew in the vault category while Chloe Shaine Gatlabayan, likewise, failed to secure a top three finish in the uneven bars during apparatus finals of the women’s artistic gymnastics competition.



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