Yulo bags vault gold, parallel bars silver at Gymnastics World Championships

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Philippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the vault event at the men's apparatus finals during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Kitakyushu City Gymnasium in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)
Philippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the vault event at the men's apparatus finals during the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Kitakyushu City Gymnasium in Kitakyushu, Fukuoka prefecture on October 24, 2021. (Photo by Philip FONG / AFP) (Photo by PHILIP FONG/AFP via Getty Images)

Carlos Yulo may have failed in the defense of his floor exercise gold at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships a day ago, but he made sure to bounce back in emphatic fashion on Sunday (24 October).  

Yulo reigned supreme with a gold-medal performance in the vault final before capturing silver in the parallel bars event of 2021 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Kitakyushu City Gymnasium in Japan.  

The 21-year-old stalwart landed atop the podium of the vault final after scoring an average of 14.916. He delivered a strong routine in his first vault where he earned 14.800 before pulling off a well-executed Dragulescu to close out with 15.033 in his second attempt.  

Yonekura Hidenobu of Japan finished behind Yulo with a score of 14.866 built on 15.000 and 14.733 in his two attempts to secure silver while Andrey Medvedev settled for bronze with an average of 14.649 anchored on 14.533 and 14.766. 

Yulo, the 2019 world champion of the floor exercise, came close to a golden double as he wound up at second place in the parallel bars with a score of 15.300.  

The pride of Malate, Manila, who produced 8.900 for execution and 6.400 for difficulty, settled behind eventual champion Hu Xiuwei as the Chinese gymnast struck gold with an average score of 15.466 on 8.866 for execution and 6.600 for difficulty.  

Xiuwei's compatriot in Shi Cong bagged bronze with a score of 15.066 (9.066 for execution and 6.000 for difficulty) to round out the podium finishers.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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