May 29, 2024

Golden Finish: Olympian Carlos Yulo adds World Cup gold to growing collection

Golden Finish: Olympian Carlos Yulo adds World Cup gold to growing collection
Another gold for the Golden Boy! Photo (c) Facebook | Carlos Edriel Yulo

In the build up for the 2024 Paris Olympics, Carlos Yulo adds another gold medal to his growing collection.

The Golden Boy won gold in the parallel bars from the 16th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Doha Saturday, accumulating a difficulty score of 6.3 and an execution score of 8.900, finishing with a total of 15.200 points. 

This was more than enough to beat his opponent from Chinese Taipei in Yuan Hsi-Hung, who finished with 14.966 points, followed by Brazilian Caio Souza, who recorded 14.566.

The 24-year-old Filipino gymnast also bagged a silver medal in the men’s vault final with a total of 15.066 points, behind Armenian Artur Davtyan with 15.166 points.

Yulo expressed his gratitude to his latest title in a Facebook post.

“Unang una sa lahat maraming salamat Lord God sa pagbigay ng lakas at paggabay sa akin/amin ng buong team PHI. ‘Di po namin magagawa [ang] lahat ng ito kung ‘di dahil sa gabay na ibinigay niyo po sa amin,” he wrote.

The Filipino pride also expressed his appreciation of the Filipino community in Doha.

“Sa Pilipino Community of Doha, na nagbigay ng kanilang oras at effort na pumunta at i-cheer kaming mga Pilipino gymnasts, salamat po sa pagsubaybay at pagdarasal niyo sa amin! Nakakataba po kayo ng puso,” he added.

Carlos Yulo will banner the Philippine flag once again, set to see action at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Read his whole Facebook post here: