Yulo ends Asian campaign with two more gold medals on final day
DOHA: Carlos Yulo of the Philippines concluded his 9th Senior Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships campaign on a brilliant note by winning three gold and one silver medal.
The 22-year-old picked up two more gold medals (vault and parallel bars) to add to his floor gold which he won on Friday besides All-Around silver, which was his country’s first silver in Asian Championships on Thursday.
“Doha is my favourite venue. I like this city and the venue where I had won my maiden World Championships medal in 2018,” said Yulo, who is based in Japan for training.
Yulo has been impressive throughout right from the start of the competition where he missed the Al-Around gold by a whisker.
Yet, he bagged fifth spots in FIG Artistic World Championships in Liverpool scheduled to be held from October 29 to November 6.
All the podium-finishers together with fourth and fifth-placers automatically qualifies for the world meet.
Yulo on Saturday pipped his nearest competitors Hansol Kim of South Korea and Japan’s Shiga Tachibana with a combined Execution and Difficulty of 14.884 points to win men’s vault title.
Four years ago the two-time world champion became an overnight hero in the Qatari capital after he bagged his country’s first-ever medal, a bronze in men’s Floor final, in a World Championships.
“It’s a lucky venue for me. I always love to visit Qatar and I also thank the Gymnastics Association of Philippines for supporting me,” said Yulo, who claimed his second gold of the day in Parallel Bars.
Yulo collected 15.167 points followed by China’s Dehang Yin and Japan’s Tsuyoshi Hsaegawa.
MAG HORIZONTAL BARS
Jinseong Yun KOR 14,167
Chaopan Lin CHN 14,167
Milad Karimi KAZ 14,133
WAG Balance Beam
Wu Ran CHN 14,633
Arisa Kasahara JPN 13,833
Zhang Jin CHN 13,700
WAG Floor Exercise
Wu Ran CHN 13,700
Shoko Miyata JPN 13,633
Yunseo Lee KOR 13,267