Carlos Yulo wins bronze in Japan ahead of Tokyo Olympics | Inquirer Sports

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.


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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