Carlos Yulo cheered for silver, bronze finishes at World Championships

November 7, 2022 - 11:11 AM
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Artistic Gymnastics - Artistic Gymnastics World Championships - M&S Bank Arena, Liverpool, Britain - November 6, 2022 Philippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo celebrates on the podium with medal after winning bronze at the men's apparatus final parallel bars (Reuters/Phil Noble)

Gymnast Carlos Yulo received a shower of cheers from his supporters in the Philippines after he made two podium finishes at a gymnastics competition in Liverpool, England.

Yulo bagged a silver medal at the men’s vault event and a bronze medal at the parallel bars at the end of the 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at M&S Bank Arena in England on November 6.

In the men’s vault, he lost to Armenian qualifier Arthur Davtyan who snagged the gold medal. The bronze went to Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov.

At the parallel bars, Yulo also yielded to two athletes—China’s Zou Jingyuan and Germany’s Lukas Dauser.

The 22-year-old athlete garnered the following scores for his performances at the Liverpool arena:

  • Men’s vault – Silver with 14.950
  • Parallel bars – Bronze with 15.366

Their podium finishes were also posted on the social media pages of FIG or the International Gymnastics Federation after the activities ended.

Despite failing to bring home another gold for the Philippines, several Filipinos still congratulated Yulo for his podium finish.

“Congrats. Super proud,” a Facebook user said.

“God has plans talaga. Hindi man sayo ang floor ngayon. May nakuha ka namang silver sa vault! Diba?” another Facebook user commented.

“Yey another podium finish for Carlos Yulo!!” a Twitter user said.

Yulo on October 31 stunned viewers with his performances when he advanced to the finals of the prestigious gymnastics championships.

He got promising scores in four disciplines—floor exercise, vault, parallel bars, and individual all-around finals.

The young athlete’s achievements even caught the attention of Koshikawa Kazuhiko, the ambassador of Japan to the Philippines, who greeted him with respect on social media.

“Wish Caloi-san the best of luck,” the ambassador tweeted.

The Japanese suffix “san” is usually added to the names of individuals to address them with respect and politeness.

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In an interview after the FIG competition, Yulo admitted that he was not ready for his “first vault”. He said that he needed to prepare for it next year.

Yulo was referring to the “ri se gwang”, a vaulting technique named after North Korea’s gold medalist Ri Se-gwang who executed it at the Rio Olympics.

“My first vault is not ready yet. It was a great challenge for me, and great preparation for next year. I’m really happy that I made it, even though it’s not gold in the end, it’s (still) silver,” he was quoted as saying in a report.

“It’s really different when you get gold, but it is what it is, and I accepted that,” Yulo added.