Medals galore, as Carlos Yulo continues SEA Games supremacy

Camille B. Naredo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 03 2019 06:13 PM | Updated as of Dec 03 2019 07:27 PM

Medals galore, as Carlos Yulo continues SEA Games supremacy 1
Carlos Yulo finished No. 1 in floor exercise on Tuesday, his second gold in these SEA Games. Czar Dancel, ABS-CBN News

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE)—Filipino Olympian Carlos Edriel “Caloy" Yulo once again put on a show in the 30th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday.

This time, it was in the individual apparatus, where Yulo won gold in the floor exercise at Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

The dynamo was untouchable in his pet event, tallying a score of 14.700.

The silver medalist from Thailand, Tikumporn Surintornta, had a score of 13.833. Malaysia’s Mat Asri Zul Bahrin took the bronze with a score of 13.767.

A gold medal sweep was not in the cards for the 19-year-old Yulo, however.

He settled for a silver medal in pommel horse, garnering a score of 13.233. Eclipsing Yulo was Malaysia’s Tan Fu Jie, who performed a more difficult routine and got a score of 13.967.

Vietnam’s Dinh Phuong Thanh got the bronze with a score of 12.867.

Another Filipino, Jan Timbang, only mustered a score of 10.700.

Yulo finished the day by winning a silver in the still rings. He scored 13.733 in the event, a mark that was later tied by Indonesia’s Arifin Dwi.

They were both eclipsed by Vietnam’s Dang Nam, however. The defending champion in the apparatus scored a 13.867 to retain his gold medal.

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