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Carlos Yulo wins bronze in Japan ahead of Tokyo Olympics

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 05:05 PM June 09, 2021
Carlos Yulo parallel bars gymnastics

FILE — Carlos Edriel Yulo does a difficult routine on the parallel bars of the all-around qualifiers in the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships Monday at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Janet Tenorio

MANILA, Philippines — Carlos Yulo’s buildup for the Tokyo Olympics got a timely boost after he bagged the bronze medal in the 2021 All-Japan Apparatus Championships in Japan.

Yulo tallied 14.966 points to make the podium in the parallel bars event.

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Hometown bets Yusuke Tanaka, who is the reigning Olympic champion, and Kaito Sugimoto finished tied for the gold medal with similar 15.400 points.

“What a blessing! Being able to play with the best is already an achievement for me,” Yulo wrote on his Instagram.

“It was a pretty good performance… but unfortunately, I didn’t reach my personal target score. I’ll definitely be using this experience to improve on my skills for future events.”

The 21-year-old world champion is among the 10 Filipinos who have already qualified for next month’s Games.

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