Filipino star Carlos Yulo will miss one or two events at the upcoming world championships in Liverpool.
Yulo, 22, picked up two more gold medals on the final night of the 9th Asian Artistic Gymnastics Senior Championships at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.
His show of confidence on the floor saw Yulo finish first on vault and parallel bars in the men’s division, taking his medal tally to three golds and one silver and earning him five spots at the World Artistic Championships. FIG in Liverpool. from October 29 to November 6.
Earlier, Yulo won gold in floor exercise, a day after settling for silver in the men’s all-around. He placed fourth in the rings finals late Friday night.
All podiums, including fourth and fifth place, qualified for the World Meet.
The 4’11” Yulo edged out Hansol Kim of South Korea and Shiga Tachibana of Japan for the gold medal with a combined execution and difficulty score of 14.884 points on men’s vault, where he is the champion world title.
Later, Yulo finished with 15.167 points ahead of China’s Dehang Yin and Japan’s Tsuyoshi Hsaegawa in the parallel bars finals.
According to Yulo, competing in Doha turned out to be a lucky experience for him, as he earned his first-ever world championship medal by winning floor exercise bronze in Qatar in 2018.
“Doha is my favorite place. I love this city, it is the place where I won my first medal at the World Championships in 2018,” Yulo said in a statement.
Yulo, who is based in Tokyo, Japan for training, has since improved.
He then successfully defended his floor exercise crown in 2019. And after a year-long layoff before the pandemic, Yulo returned to the World Championships with the gold medals in vault and parallel bars in 2021.
Hasegawa scored 14.7 points in second place, while Yin had 14.7.
On men’s horizontal bars, Jinseong Yun of Korea took the gold at 14.167 while Chaopan Lin of China took silver at 14.167 and Milad Karimi of Kazakhstan third (14.133).
On women’s balance beam, Wu Ran of China won the gold with 14.633 points while Arisa Kasahara (Japan) was second at 13.833 and Zhang Jin of China third at 13.700.