Carlos Yulo set himself up for a happy ending after leading the men’s all-round competition at the start of the ninth Senior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Doha, Qatar.
The 4-foot-11 Tokyo Olympian topped the qualification for the floor exercise with 14,800 points, and with 14,100, the judges agreed to the rings, which translates into an overall performance of 41,833.
During the recent 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam, the most unmatched Filipino athlete, with five gold and two silver, reached 12.933 on the Pomel horse.
But with its two powerful instruments ভ the vault and the horizontal bar লো it is an obvious favorite among the best male gymnasts on the continent of Ulo.
The Japan-based, 22-year-old Vietnam reigned in the personal surroundings, floor exercises, rings, vaults and horizontal bars at the SEA Games and finished second in the parallel bars. Yulo won another silver medal in the men’s team event during the Games.
The Chinese trio of Yan Dehang (41,800), Yang Jiaxing (41,700) and Shi Kang (41,300) are breathing on the neck of the eulo.
Three Japanese gymnasts – Koki Maeda (40,933), Shiga Tachibana (40,900) and Suyoshi Hasagawa (40,300) – are also hiding behind the leaders.
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