Yet another award was received by the teenage Filipino gymnast, Carlos Edriel Yulo, as he won a gold medal at the 2019 World Cup Gymnastics Finals held in Melbourne, Australia on Feb. 23.
This gold medal is memorable for the gymnast as it is his first time to grab such an award as a senior gymnast in the Men’s Floor Exercise competition on the first day of the finals.
According to the report from the World Cup Gymnastics site, Yulo of the Philippines scored 14.566, paving the way for him to notch the gold medal.
The 19-year-old pride of the Philippines qualified for the 2019 World Cup Gymnastics Finals when he was declared the third place during the qualifying round.
In the meantime, Yulo went on the medalists’ podium along with Hibiki Arayashiki of Japan that placed second as well as Rayderley Zapata of Spain and Dominick Cunningham of Great Britain who tied for the third place.
This is an important win for the Filipino gymnast in a bid to be qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
It can be recalled that in 2018, Yulo grabbed a bronze medal at the Melbourne leg of the FIG Artistic Individual Apparatus World Cup series. In Doha, Qatar, the gymnast once again racked a bronze medal during the World Gymnastics Championships, specifically in the Men’s Floor Exercises Final.
During the Southeast Asian Games, which was held in the Philippines, Carlos Yulo earned seven medals all-in-all – which is composed of two gold and five silver medals.
As such, the gymnastics star of the Philippines emerged as the most bemedalled athlete of the country in the 2019 SEA Games. Further, he received a total of P3.25 million cash bonus as President Rodrigo Duterte awarded incentives to Filipinos that earned medals for the country in the said event.
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