Olympics recognizes Carlos Yulo’s wins at world championships

October 25, 2021 - 12:46 PM
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Gold medalist Philippine's Carlos Yulo celebrates winning the men's vault final on the podium at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Kitakyushu General Gymnasium, Kitakyushu, Japan on Oct. 24, 2021. (Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon)

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo‘s winning performances at the 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships didn’t go unnoticed by the Olympics.

Olympics featured him on its social media account after he bagged two medals.

The 21-year-old athlete is the first Pinoy to have obtained more than one medal at the world championships in a single staging of the tournament.

Yulo delivered a gold medal in the men’s vault after performing a near-flawless Kasamatsu double twist and a Dragulescu, considered one of the hardest elements on vault.

He gained an average score of 14.916, surpassing Japan’s Yonekura Hidenobu who ranked second with 14.866.

Yulo also earned a silver medal when he scored 15.300 in the parallel bars finals, second to China’s Hu Xuwei who finished with a score of 15.466.

His double victory came after he failed to capture a podium finish at the floor exercise finals on the Tokyo Olympics 2020.

Yulo won the world title at the same event in 2019.

His coach took the blame for his Olympic loss and said that the Filipino gymnast was “always trying his best.”

“If you want to blame, please say [it’s] his coach. If you want to say waste, please say [it’s] his coach. He [the coach] is the person who [has] responsibility for what he did,” Japanese coach Munehiro Kugiyama said before.

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Despite Yulo’s Olympics loss, the sports event recognized his victories through an article and social media posts.

“After disappointment at #Tokyo2020, Carlos Yulo has struck gold, taking the men’s vault title today at the World @gymnastics championships. The medal is the third of his career at the worlds and first on vault,” it said on Sunday.

It also featured a footage of Yulo’s performance courtesy of NBC. It was titled “Carlos Yulo makes more history!” with an emoji of the Philippine flag.

“Carlos Yulo, the only Filipino gymnast to win a medal at the worlds has added the vault world title to his tally after earning a 14.916 average score on the final day at the 2021 World Gymnastics Championships in Kitakyushu,” the Olympics said in the caption.

Filipinos expressed their congratulatory messages for Yulo on the replies thread of the Olympics’ tweet.

“Congratulations!! We know you can do it!! So proud!!” a Twitter user said with several emojis.

“Comeback is real,” another online user said in response to the Olympics’ post.

“Grabeng bounce back!” a different Filipino likewise exclaimed.

“Can’t be stopped! Congratulations, Carlos Yulo,” tweeted another online user.

In a talk with reporters, Yulo said that while he has won medals at the world championships, it was still “not satisfying” for him yet.

“I won the gold [on vault] and another achievement for me on the parallel bars, but there is always something more. I want to reach my full potential as a gymnast,” he was quoted as saying before.

“The Tokyo Olympics… I will never forget that feeling and that experience. I will use that every competition. I will remember it every time,” Yulo added.