By Kyle Encarnacion
MANILA — Reigning World Gymnastics floor exercise champion Carlos Edriel Yulo of the Philippines snared two bronze medals on Sunday in the 74th All-Japan Gymnastics Championships at Takasaki Arena in Tokyo, Japan.
The 20-year-old Yulo, who has been studying and living in Tokyo on a gymnastics scholarship, took the bronze medals in vault and his favorite event floor exercise.
Already secured of a slot in next year’s gymnastics Olympics competition, Yulo placed third in the floor exercise with a total of 15.200 points.
Home bet Kazuki Minami took the gold with his total of 15.600 points while the silver went to Ryosuke Doi with his 15.300 performance.
Yulo settled for bronze medal in the vault event with 14.866 points. Hidenobu Yonekura won the discipline with his total of 15.133 points and was followed by Asato Keisuke who had a total of 15.083.
Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP) president Cynthia Carrion-Norton said that Yulo actually focused in the All-Around event where he scored a personal high card of 89.9 score to finish in 8th place.
Yulo is still polishing his new skills in the floor exercise, vault and parallel bars, the three apparatus where he will be seeing action in the Tokyo Olympics. (FC/MTVN)