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Yulo narrowly misses out on medal

REUTERS

Gymnast Carlos H. Yulo fell short of a podium finish at the Tokyo Olympics, ending up in fourth place in the men’s gymnastics vault finals on Monday.

Mr. Yulo, 21, finished with a score of 14.716, higher than the 14.712 he had in the qualifying round.

Shin Jea-hwan of South Korea won the gold medal with a score of 14.783, while Denis Abliazin of the Russian Olympic Committee secured the silver with the same score. Artur Davtyan of Armenia bagged the bronze with a score of 14.733.

The fourth-place finish capped what was a tough run for Mr. Yulo, whose medal hopes were dashed at the onset when he was unable to advance to the finals of six out of seven events in artistic gymnastics, including the floor exercise.

Prior to the Olympics, Mr. Yulo won the gold medal in the floor exercise at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship.

Mr. Yulo won seven medals in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, including two gold medals for all-around and floor exercise.

He spent the last couple of years training in Japan under coach Munehiro Kugimiya. – Michael Angelo S. Murillo

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