Yulo’s impressive floor exercise routine delivered him his second straight gold

By Nicole Ganglani | Photo from Inquirer.net

After winning gold in the men’s individual all-around category last Monday, Dec. 2,  gymnast Carlos Yulo once again copped gold in the floor exercise final event on Tuesday, Dec.3 at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. 

The Olympics-bound gymnast kicked off his SEA Games debut by acquiring the top honors in his category. The pint-sized powerhouse earned a score 14.700 from the judges thanks to his impressive floor exercise routine. Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta finished in second place with a score of 13.833, while Malaysia’s Asri Zul Bahrin Mat nabbed the bronze medal with 13.767. 

Yulo, known as the first Southeast Asian male to become a world champion gymnast, finished top three in all six events on the first day of the tournament. The 19-year-old also finished second in the Still Rings event (13.600), Vault (14.900), and Parallel Bars (14.400), and third place in the Pommel House (13.600). Today, Yulo dethroned back-to-back gold medalist Reyland Capellan to capture his second straight gold for the Philippines. 

Up next for Yulo is the men’s pommel house and still rings final event where he aims to capture more gold medals for the country. 

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