CARLOS YULO CAPTURES THIRD GYMNASTICS GOLD FOR PH IN SEA GAMES
World champion Carlos Edriel Yulo added another gold medal under the banner of the Philippines in the floor exercise in the 31st Southeast Asian Games, yesterday at the Quần Ngựa Sports Palace in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Accordingly, Caloy has bagged three gold medals in Artistic Gymnastics’ Men’s All-Around, Men’s Floor Exercise, and Men’s Still Rings.
The latest feat of Caloy was his gold-clinching flawless floor routine wherein he finished his floor exercise on top of 6.300 difficulty and 8.900 execution garnering a total score of 15.200.
While Terry Wei-an Tay of Singapore finished second with a score of 14.033 ahead of Vietnam’s Khang Trinh Hai, who finished third with a score of 14.000.
But for Yulo, who’s happy with his victory, there’s still more to improve especially pointing out mistakes in the pommel horse.
Yulo began his floor exercise pet event with a golden voyage. Despite a disappointing sixth-place finish in the pommel horse, Yulo quickly recovered by slipping ahead to his second gold of the day – his third overall in Hanoi – in the still rings event.
However, as Yulo is still to compete today, he affirmed that it is too early for a celebration as he still needs to focus on the competition.