Carlos Yulo’s, Olympic journey continues with double gold in Baku.
“Carlos Yulo scores a breakthrough win in the event, where he settled for silver and bronze in the first two legs of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series.”
Carlos Edriel Yulo struck another gold by topping the men’s vault final at the end of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series in Baku, Azerbaijan on Sunday.
Coming off a victory in the parallel bars on Saturday, Yulo averaged 14.933 after two attempts.the first a handspring double front pike good for 15.033 and his second vault netting 14.833that propelled the Filipino to the top prize ahead of Britain’s Harry Hepworth(14.816).
Wai Hung Shek of Hong Kong claimed the bronze in the event where leading finals qualifier Mahdi Olfati of Iran bombed out and wound up fourth with 14.399.
Yulo increased his golden haul to three in the four-leg world cup after claiming the floor exercise title in the Doha, Qatar stage last week where the 4-foot-11 fireball also got a silver in the parallel bars and a bronze in the vault.
In the women’s competition, Uzbekistan’s eight-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina had to settle for vault second behind Coline Devillard. Devillard also placed first on vault at the World Cup of Doha held March 1-4. Qiu Qiyuan of China, a first-year senior born in Fujian, earned her first World Cup medal by winning gold on uneven bars.
In the men’s competition, 2022 floor exercise silver medalist Milad Karimi of Kazakhstan improved one notch to win gold on that apparatus. He was a floor exercise finalist at the 2017, 2021 and 2022 Worlds, as well as the Tokyo Olympic Games. Karimi’s teammate, Nariman Kurbanov, successfully defended his 2022 title on pommel horse. Earlier in the 2023 World Cup series he placed third in Cottbus and first in Doha.
The Kazakh’s mark of 15.300 was easily the best on the day with Ireland’s reigning world champion Rhys McClenaghan a bit ragged at times as he took second with 14.933.Japan’s Matsumi Kazuki (14.033) was second ahead of Croatia’s Tokyo 2020 silver medallist Tin Srbic (13.666).
2023 World Cup of Baku, Azerbaijan
- Coline Devillard FRA 13.683
- Oksana Chusovitina UZB 13.433
- Yu Linmin CHN 13.383
- Qiu Qiyuan CHN 14.700
- Georgia Villa ITA 14.000
- Sanna Veerman NED 13.766
- Giorgia Villa ITA 13.966
- Marine Boyer FRA 13.866
- Anna Lashchevska UKR 13.433
- Marine Boyer FRA 12.833
- Arianna Belardelli ITA 12.800
- Sevgi Kayisoglu TUR 12.566
- Milad Karimi KAZ 14.200
- Illia Kovtun UKR 13.933
- Riley Loos USA 13.733
- Nariman Kurbanov KAZ 15.300
- Rhys McClenaghan IRL 14.933
- Matvei Petrov ALB 14.766
- Nikita Simonov AZE 14.633
- Mahdi Ahmad Kohani IRI 14.500
- Vinzenz Hoeck AUT 14.333
- Carlos Yulo PHI 14.933
- Harry Hepworth GBR 14.816
- Shek Wai Hung (Stone) HKG 14.716
- Carlos Yulo PHI 15.400
- Illia Kovtun UKR 15.366
- Cameron-Lie Bernard FRA 14.600
- Alexander Myakinin ISR 14.200
- Matsumi Kazuki JPN 14.033
- Tin Srbic CRO 13.666