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Carlos Yulo narrowly misses out on medal in vault at Tokyo Games

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 06:54 PM August 02, 2021
Caloy Yulo Tokyo Olympics vault final

The Philippines’ Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the artistic gymnastics men’s vault final of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre in Tokyo on August 2, 2021. (Photo by Loic VENANCE / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines — Carlos Yulo just missed out on a podium finish as he placed fourth in the artistic gymnastics men’s vault final at the Tokyo Olympics Monday night at Ariake Gymnastics Center.

The Filipino bet tallied an average score of 14.716  (14.566 and 14.866) to end up behind bronze medalist Artur Davytan of Armenia who finished with a 14.783 (14.766 and 14.800).

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South Korea’s Shin Jeahwan won the gold medal with a score of 14.783 (14.733 and 14.833) while the Russian Olympic Committee’s Denis Abliazin settled for the silver also at 14.783 (14.766 and 14.800).

Shin, though, was awarded the gold medal for having a higher degree of difficulty in his attempts.

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It was a gallant stand for Yulo, whose 14.866 in his second attempt gained the second-highest score in the event but it wasn’t enough to get him to the podium after tallying just 14.566 in his first try.

The ROC’s Nikita Nagornny registered the same score as Yulo at 14.716 (14.833 and 14.600) but Yulo got the nod for fourth by virtue of his score in vault 2.

Turkey’s Asil Adem was sixth at 14.449 (15.266 and 13.633) while his countryman Ahmet Onder was seventh at 14.066 (13.833 and 14.300).

Brazil’s Caio Souza finished last at 13.683 (14.466 and 12.900).

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