Carlos Yulo Concludes SEA Games Run With 7 Medals

19-year-old gymnast Carlos Yulo has claimed 7 medals in his Southeast Asian Games debut. He concluded his SEA Games 2019 run with an impressive 2 gold medals and 5 silver medals.

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Yulo began the games by claiming 2 gold medals right off the bat. The first was for the individual artistic gymnastics all-around event where he registered a total score of 84.900. Here he edged out Vietnam’s Dinh Phuong Thanh and Le Thanh Tung who scored 82.360 and 81.700 respectively.

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His second gold was given for the floor exercise event where he finished with a score of 14.700.  Thailand’s Surintornta Tikumporn came next with a 13.833 while Malaysia’s Mat Asri Zul Bahrin followed with a 13.767.

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On the second day of the gymnastic events, Yulo claimed 2 silver medals for both the still rings and pommel horse events. Yulo placed behind Malaysia’s Fu Jie Tan in the men’s artistic gymnastics pommel horse event. He scored a 13.233 to Fu Jie Tan’s 13.967.

For the men’s artistic gymnastics still rings Yulo’s 13.733 was not enough to overpower the defending title-holder Vietnamese Nam Dang. Nam Dang achieved a mark of 13.867.

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The third and last day of the gymnastic events saw Yulo garner 3 more silver medals. He finished at the men’s vault event with a 14.700 mark. Indonesia’s Agus Prayoko took home the gold medal with a mark of 14.734.

Yulo then completed the parallel bars with a score of 14.600, behind defending champion Dinh Phuong Thanh who scored a 14.800. He scored a 13.667 at the horizontal bar for the silver while Dinh won another gold with a score of 13.767.

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It may not have been the gold medal sweep that Yulo hoped for but it was still a spectacular showing at his very first SEA Games. He has made the Philippines immensely proud!

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