Karl Eldrew Yulo wins vault gold in Asian Championships

Karl Eldrew Yulo wins vault gold in Asian Championships

By: - Reporter / @junavINQ
/ 08:50 PM May 19, 2024

Karl Eldrew Yulo

FILE–Karl Eldrew Yulo. Photo from Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya

Karl Eldrew Yulo turned last year’s silver finish into gold at the Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Barely missing victory in the vault during the previous continental showpiece in Singapore, Yulo captured the ultimate prize this time in the junior category for his first gold medal in the Asian Championships.

The younger sibling of two-time world champion Carlos Yulo netted an average of 14.433 points after two attempts to defeat Kazakhstan’s Altynkhan Temirbek (14.183) and Sarvar Abulfaizov of Uzbekistan (13.766) in the eight-man finale.

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Yulo nearly held the gold in the same apparatus last year, but lost to China’s Wang Chengcheng via a tiebreaker. Wang wound up sixth with 13.433 points this time.

After topping the qualifier in the event, Yulo catapulted himself to 14.7 and 14.166 points to seal the title.

Yulo’s triumph came after his older brother Carlos won the individual all-around and floor exercise at the ongoing tournament.

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