Caloy Yulo wins men’s silver in the Asian Championships

Carlos Yulo wins silver in men’s all-around Doha, Qatar. –GYMNASTICS PHILIPPINES PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Kaloy Yulo has delivered the Philippines’ first silver medal in all-around equipment in the Asian Championships.

The Philippine star gymnast amassed a total of 83,767 in the six sets to finish second, behind China’s Shi Kong, which scored a total of 83,833 on Thursday to lead the men’s individual all-around at the 9th Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in China. Doha, Qatar.

Yulo finished No. 1 in the high jump with a score of 14,867, but finished sixth in parallel with 14,367 and 12th in the horizontal bar with 12,700.

His Chinese rival Shi topped the horizontal bar with 14,133 and finished second in parallel with 14,867, enough to secure the gold, although he placed 16th in the jump with 13,533.

The 22-year-old who brought five gold medals at the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi, Vietnam last month, finished first in Day 2 of the men’s vault with 14,917. His compatriot Juancho Besana ranked 11th with 13,900, while John Ivan Cruz (13,833) and Jan Guin Timbang (12,700) were 30th and 48th, respectively.

Yulo was seventh in the men’s parallel with a score of 14,367 and settled for 19th place on the men’s pole with 12,700.

The Philippine team finished ninth out of 15 teams with a score of 227,533.

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