MANILA, Philippines – Olympics-bound gymnast Carlos Yulo bagged the gold medal in the men’s individual all-around event of the Gymnastics-Artistic competition on Sunday, 01 December 2019, at the 30th Southeast Asian Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.
Yulo, who made history last October as the first Filipino and Southeast Asian male to win in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (WAGC), accumulated 84.900 points in 6 events to win the first-ever artistic gymnastics men’s individual all-around gold in the Southeast Asian Games.
That sterling WAGC performance earned Yulo a Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth.
The world champion in floor exercise flexed his muscles early and delivered a stellar performance scoring 14.650 from the judges. He then pulled off a stunner in the rings and earned a 13.600 mark.
Yulo also wowed the spectators and had a score of 14.550 and 14.400 for the vault and parallel events, respectively.
The young phenom managed to maintain his composure as he finished third in the pommel horse with 13.600 then kept the momentum going to finish spectacularly in the horizontal bar with a score of 13.750.
Yulo and the Philippine men’s gymnastics team is set to return in action on Tuesday, Dec. 3 for competition in the floor exercise, pommel horse, and still rings.
Meanwhile, it is the women’s turn to compete for the individual all-around title on Monday. (Lloyd Tagbago/IAMIGO/CNS)