Carlos Yulo Shines in Doha Tournament

Olympic medalist Carlos Yulo is once again showcasing his skills in gymnastics, this time in Doha, one of the hosts of this year’s Federation Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) event. The FIG is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide, and Yulo’s impressive performance proves his continued excellence in the sport.

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During the three-day event of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup, Yulo received a total of three medals from his performances. His success in Doha marked a significant improvement from his performance in the tournament’s first leg in Germany.  After Doha, Yulo has two more legs to go for this gymnastics tournament.

Parallel Bars Final Score
Image Credit: FIG Twitter

Gymnastics Tournament 

Earlier this month, Qatar played host to the second leg of the FIG Gymnastics World Cup, where Olympian Carlos Yulo’s exceptional performance earned him a podium finish. The competition was held in the renowned Aspire Dome, one of the world’s most impressive sports venues.

On the first day of the tournament, Yulo showcased his impressive skills in the floor exercise, earning an impressive score of 14.5. As the tournament progressed, Yulo’s performance continued to improve, culminating in an almost perfect routine that earned him a well-deserved gold medal. In addition to his stunning performance in the floor exercise, Yulo also excelled in the parallel bars and vault events. 

In the parallel bars event, Yulo’s exceptional routine earned him a well-deserved silver medal. The other finishers were from Ukraine and Turkey, who surpassed his score of 14.933.

In the vault event, Yulo’s exceptional performance earned him a well-deserved bronze medal, with only gymnasts from Armenia and Ukraine surpassing his impressive score of 14.883.

Vault Final Score
Image Credit: FIG Twitter

According to an article in The Game, Yulo’s three-day performance in Doha marked a significant improvement from his previous stint in Germany.

Currently, Yulo has completed the third leg of the tournament and is now preparing for the fourth. These competitions serve as a crucial preparation for the upcoming 2024 Paris Olympics, where Yulo hopes to showcase his world-class talent and bring home a medal for his country.

Carlos Yulo – Pinoy Pride

Carlos Yulo made history in 2019 by becoming the first man from the Southeast Asian region to win the gold medal in gymnastics. He is a Manila native who grew up close to the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Due to his location near the stadium, Yulo was able to see the gymnasts in action.

He also joined the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines when he was younger. He was also given the opportunity to get free training, courtesy of the Philippine Sports Commission. 

Yulo started his professional career when he was 18 years old, by joining the Gymnastics World Cup series. Also, he was able to compete in other international gymnastics competitions, such as the 2018 Asian Games.

In 2017, he moved to Japan to continue his gymnastics training under a Japanese coach. The training program has the support of both the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines and the Japan Gymnastics Association. 

As published in the FIG website, Yulo currently holds these ranking in the various gymnastic events:

  • Floor exercise – 3rd 
  • Still rings –  11th
  • Vault – 3rd
  • Parallel Bars – 2nd

What is the FIG?

The Federation Internationale de Gymnastique governs the gymnastic discipline worldwide. In particular, the federation governs these eight sports:

  • Gymnastics for All
  • Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics
  • Rhythmic Gymnastics
  • Trampoline
  • Aerobics
  • Acrobatics, and
  • Parkour

FIG is based in Lausanne, Switzerland. 

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