Carlos Edriel Yulo zoomed forward of his rivals within the ninth Senior Inventive Gymnastics Asian Championships by displaying the superb kind that introduced the premier Filipino gymnast acclaim on the world stage.
And with two of his favourite apparatuses up on Friday, Yulo may jack up his benefit in a bid to qualify to the world championship on prime of the heap, the place three Chinese language and three Japanese aces are intently respiratory down his neck.
The 4-foot-11 fireball led the boys’s all-around competitors initially of the competitors, translating his 14.800 effort within the flooring train and 14.100 within the rings to an general efficiency of 41.833.
Yulo, whose 5 gold medals and two silvers within the latest thirty first Southeast Asian (SEA) Video games in Hanoi, Vietnam, cemented his id as one of many nation’s sports activities heroes, tallied 12.933 within the pommel horse, an occasion the place he wasn’t capable of climb the rostrum up to now.
Up subsequent for the two-time world champion and Tokyo Olympian are the horizontal bar and the vault, the place he’s the reigning world champion.
Yulo dominated the person all-around, flooring train, rings, vault and horizontal bar within the Vietnam SEA Video games and positioned second within the parallel bars. Yulo acquired one other silver through the Video games within the males’s group occasion.
Trailing Yulo within the all-around are the Chinese language trio of Yin Dehang (41.800), Yang Jiaxing (41.700) and Shi Cong (41.300).
Three Japanese gymnasts—Koki Maeda (40.933), Shiga Tachibana (40.900) and Tsuyoshi Hasegawa (40.300)—are additionally intently lurking behind the leaders.
Within the group occasion, the Philippines is working fifth general with a complete 111.967 factors by way of the efforts of Yulo, Justine Ace de Leon (twentieth place, 17.500 factors) and John Ivan Cruz (twenty fifth place, 13.367).
China is forward within the group race with 126.000 factors adopted by Japan (123.533), Kazakhstan (118.233) and Iran (116.267).
If the development of retaining his lead continues, not solely Yulo will reward himself with an Asian championship crown, the Japan-based 22-year-old who grew up on the streets of Leveriza in Manila might be No. 1 qualifier to the Worlds.
Yulo is slated to compete within the coming 2022 World Inventive Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, United Kingdom, on Oct. 26 to Nov. 6.
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