Yulo vies in world gymnastics

Carlos Yulo will compete in the finals of the floor exercises of the 48th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Aspire Academy Dome in Doha, Qatar.

The 18-year-old Yulo made it after finishing the qualifiers in fourth with a 14.766 point tally last week, according to reports reaching the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and secretary-general Bettina Pou.

Pou, in a message said a total of 292 male gymnasts joined.

“Huge congratulations to Carlos Edriel Yulo for this is already historic. We have never in our gymnastics history ever qualified to the Individual All Around Final of any Gymnastics World Championships ever. It is a difficult feat to be able to be proficient, not to mention world class in all six of the men’s events,” said Pou.

In the vault competition, Yulo is the first reserve after finishing in ninth place with a 14.499 point score.

The finals will be held Oct. 31 (Wednesday).

He is the youngest qualifier.

Yulo ranked 12th in the all-around event to qualify to the 26-man all-around event.

He then placed fourth in the floor exercise with a 14.766.

In the pommel horse, he was 17th with 12.166 points and 16th (13.700) in the still rings event.

Yulo also tallied a 14.366 in the parallel bars event and was last in the horizontal bars with an 11.566.

With his total of 81.230, Yulo still had enough points to qualify to the finals.

Yulo enters the finals at 12th after Lin Chaopan of China and David Belyavskiy of Russia qualified.

Topics: Artistic Gymnastics World Championships , Gymnastics Association of the Philippines , Bettina Pou , Carlos Edriel Yulo

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