HISTORY! Yulo becomes first Pinoy gymnast to win gold at World Championships

ABS-CBN Sports on Oct 13, 2019 06:47 AM
Yulo becomes first Pinoy to win gold at World Championships
Carlos Yulo became the first Filipino to win a gold medal at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

Carlos Yulo of the Philippines won the gold medal in the floor exercise of the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany.

Yulo, whose stint in Germany is funded by the Philippine Sports Commission,surpassed his bronze medal during his debut in the previous edition held in Doha, Qatar last year.

The 19-year old Yulo scored 15.300 points, beating out Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat, who emerged as the topnotcher in the qualifiers. China's Xiao Ruteng settled for bronze with a score of 14.933.

  

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