Olympics: Carlos Yulo puts up gallant stand, finishes 4th in the vault final
Carlos Yulo gained a measure of redemption in the artistic gymnastics men’s vault final, but his gallant stand proved not enough to secure a medal in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre on Monday, August 2.
The Filipino gymnast barely missed a spot on the podium after finishing in fourth place with an average score of 14.716, a mere .017 points short of the bronze medalist.
Yulo, who performed last in a field of eight, delivered a steady approach towards the vaulting table in his first attempt, pulling off a triple twist in midair. It was a solid technique for the opening jump, but his bad landing cost him a 0.1 penalty as he settled for 14.566.
Carlos Yulo fails to make Floor Final – Qualifies in Vault Final instead
A shocking surprise as Carlos Yulo failed to qualify in his primary Floor event with 13.56 points at the Tokyo Olympics. Yulo was the 2019 World Champion in Stuggart two years ago with 15.300 points. The top qualifier on the floor was Israel’s Arten Dolgopyat who was the runner-up to Yulo in Stuggart. Dolgopyat led the qualifiers to the final on the floor with 15.20 points. Yulo required a score of 14.766 to make the top 8.
As a consolation, he did, however, qualify to the Vault Final instead of qualifying in 6th place with 14.712 points still in the chance to land a medal.
Prior to the games rumours of a hip injury 2 weeks ago were dispelled by the Gymnastics Federation President and would not affect his performance at the Olympic Games and labeled as ‘Fake News’.
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Above all, big surprises come in small packages. Carlos Yulo provided one of the greatest moments in Philippine sports in the year.
That has just passed as the diminutive 19-year-old made history after winning the gold in the men’s floor exercise of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
The feat made Yulo the first Filipino and male gymnast from Southeast Asia to claim gold on the world stage. Similarly, it was a twin feat for the 4-foot-11 Manila-born gymnast as he likewise secured a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Gymnastics Philippines Yulo is a world champion
Carlos Yulo has won the Men’s Floor exercise world title with a score of 15.3000. In conclusion, the Historic moment marks the first time in South East Asian History a world title has been won in this event.
1. We qualified a gymnast for the Olympics!
2. First time to prepare a gymnast in the Individual All-Around Final of any World Championship.
3. Our first-ever World Championship Gold Medal on any Apparatus.
Gymnastics Philippines – Carlo Yulo Qualifies for 2020 Olympics
In other words, and then there were 2, Carlo Yulo, 2nd Filipino, to Qualify for the Olympics.
Well Done to Carlos Yulo, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, and GAP President CC. Norton.
In conclusion, Carlos Yulo qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics for all-around ( 6 apparatus ).
Also, Yulo was one of 12 athletes who secured a berth in the Olympics through the 49th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.
Above all, the 19-year-old Yulo placed 16th in the individual all-around qualification to secure the Tokyo berth.
Similarly, Ernest Obiena – EJ Obiena passed the Olympic qualifying standard for pole vault in Italy’s athletics in September.
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Gymnastics Philippines and Dance Sports Philippines Gymnastics Add 2 Golds for the Philippines: Capellan claims 4th Gold for the Philippines defends the title.
Reynald Yuson Capellan successfully defended his SEA Games title in Men’s Artistic Floor. In conclusion, Capellan ended with 13.950 points. Above all, his win increases the Philippine Medal Tally to 4 Golds, 6 Silvers, and 6 Bronzes. Capellan Gold in Singapore in 2015 ended a 10-year drought for the Philippines, and he proved it was no fluke today.
However, Capellan, 23, started in Taekwondo but shifted to Gymnastics.
However, the second surprise came when Kaitlin De Guzman took Gold in the uneven Bars Gymnastics with 12.875 points. In the 2015 SEA Games, Tan Ing Yueh of Malaysia won from Ava Verdaflor of the Philippines and Farah Ann Abdul Hadi. However, the 17-year-old Filam from Rowlett, Texas, played in her first SEA Games filling in for the injured Verdaflor.
Above all, none could be happier than Gymnastic President Cynthia Carreon Norton, who celebrated her birthday a few days ago. In other words, she now has 46 more golds left to reach her Pre-SEA Games estimate.
In conclusion, Gymnastics Promised 2 Golds and delivered. However, maybe they won’t keep to their promise and pay more.
*Results Posted Later