CARLOS YULO RULES VAULT, HIGH BAR TO LEAD PH IN SEA GAMES WITH FIVE GOLDS
Carlos "Caloy" Yulo brought pride to the Philippines as he bagged gold in both the men's vault and high bar events to rule the biennial meet with a total of five gold medals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games on Monday afternoon in Hanoi.
Caloy already triumphed three gold medals and two silvers and continued to lead the gymnastics and power the country with two additional gold medals.
The 22-year-old Yulo bagged the top honor in men’s vault with 14.800 points to claim his fourth gold medal, while Thailand’s Tikumporn Suritonta tallied 14.267 for silver, and Filipino Juanchit Eserio (14.017) bagged bronze.
The feat was not enough for the Tokyo Olympian as Yulo sealed another gold in the high bar after tying with Vietnam’s Ding Phuong Thanh for 13.867 points.
Yulo now has five gold medals, the most by any Filipino in these Games so far, after winning the individual all-around, still rings, and floor exercise events the previous two days.
He also received silver medals in parallel bars and team all-around.
“If it’s up to me I wanted to win all the medals in all the events,” said Yulo.