Dion Mikhail Fetalvero

Carlos Yulo went on an impressive medal run in Doha, Qatar, bagging all medal iterations in three apparatus finals at the 2023 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series, Saturday.

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The Filipino gymnast delivered a stellar performance in his pet event, bagging gold and finishing with a total of 14.833 from an 8.333 execution and 6.5 difficulty in the floor exercise.  

The 2019 world champion stayed ahead of the competition, scoring 0.633-points higher than Japanese Minami Kazuki who bagged silver and Luke Whitehouse of Great Britain who secured bronze with 13.966.

His runner-up at that edition of the world championships, Artem Dolgopyat of Israel, topped the qualification round last Wednesday but ultimately withdrew from the finals.

Meanwhile, the Filipino pride carried his brilliance on his other two apparatuses, pocketing a silver medal in the parallel bars with a 14.933 score – a shy away from gold medallist Illia Kovtun of Ukraine who received a 14.966-point finish.

Yulo executed a stuck double front half-out dismount, outplacing six other competitors in the event including Türkiye's Ferhat Arican, who bagged the bronze with 14.733 points.

The 23-year-old completed his medal trifecta in the vault after tallying a 14.883 performance score, behind Davtyan Artur of Armenia (15.083) and Radivilov Igor of Ukraine (14.899).

On March 9 to 12, the World Cup series will be seeing action in Baku, Azerbaijan, while the fourth leg will be held in Cairo, Egypt.

Edited by Diana Mae Salonoy