YULO SNARES TWO BRONZE MEDALS IN ALL-JAPAN CHAMPIONSHIPS TILT
World champion gymnast Carlos “Caloy” Yulo clinched two bronze medals in the 74th All Japan Gymnastics Championship at the Takasaki Arena.
Three months after a disappointing effort in the 2020 All-Japan Seniors Championship, the 20-year-old Yulo came in a bit more polished in securing medals in the floor exercise and vault events.
In the floor exercise where he won a world title in Stuttgart, Germany last year, Yulo landed into third place with a total score of 15.200 behind Kazuki Minami of Sendai University scoring 15.600 and World Juniors gold medalist Ryosuke Doi of NSSU with 15.300, the eventual gold and silver winners respectively.
Meanwhile, the Filipino gymnast, who raked in two gold and five silver medals in last year’s Southeast Asian Games in Manila, added a bronze in the vault in the meet held Dec. 10 to 13 where he tallied 14.866.
Moreover, Hidenobu Yonekura took the gold with 15.133 while Keisuke Asato the silver with 15.083.
Yulo finished eighth in the all-around final with a score of 170.032, as Kaya Kazuma of Central Sports topped the event with 173.764.
Last September, Yulo took home a bronze in the 53rd All-Japan Seniors Gymnastics Championships Championship in Gunma.
Caloy is slowly but surely getting into fine form and on track for a golden performance in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics.
Yulo is one of the four Filipinos who have already claimed berths in Tokyo with the others being pole-vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno.