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Yulo ends campaign with three medals

4 March, 2023

DOHA: Carlos Yulo of the Philippines ended his campaign at the 15th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup with three medals after he added two more on Saturday.

The 23-year-old Filipino, who won the Floor Exercise gold on Friday, won a silver in MAG Parallel Bar and a bronze in Vault.

On the Vault, Yulo accumulated 14.883 points to finish third behind reigning world champion Armenia’s Artur Davtyan (15.083) and Ukraine’s Igor Radivilov (14.899).

30-year-old Davtyan, who won the gold last week at the Cottbus edition, was confidence personified in his execution and landing.

Yulo’s first attempt was perfect, but a slight shaky landing in the second robbed him off a chance to win the gold.

Yet, the former world champion was happy with his performance here in front of the vociferous local Filipino fans.

“It was great to perform here in front of such a huge presence of Filipino fans,” said Yulo, who could win just a bronze on the Parallel Bars at the World Cup Series’ first stopover in Cottbus, Germany, last week.

Returning on the Parallel Bar for this second apparatus here, Yulo’s (14.933) landing was excellent but missed the gold by a whisker as Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun (14.966) picked up his gold in successive competition by a gap of just.33 points. Turkey’s Ferhat Arican finished third.

Croatia’s Tin Srbic, 2017 World champion and 2020 Olympic silver medalist on horizontal bar, was beaten by a whisker by Japan’s Yuya Kamoto. The Japanese tallied 14.333 against Srbic’s 14.300.

Egypt’s Ahmed Elmaraghy finished third.