Carlos Yulo triumphed in high bar and men’s vault on Monday, after snagging five gold medals and two silver medals at the 31st Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Hanoi, Vietnam.
Carlos Yulo, 22, added two more gold medals to his tally of three earlier in the week. He also added a silver medal to his haul.
Yulo also topped the all-around, floor exercise, and rings competitions, and he is the athlete with the most medals in the Games, which conclude next week.
He won his specialty event with a score of 14.700, beating off Thailand’s Tikumporn Surintornta, who had 14.250 points, and teammate Juancho Besena, who had 14.017 points.
In the horizontal bars final, Yulo tied with Vietnam’s Phuong Thanh Dinh with 13.867 points, and both competitors won gold.
“I thought I lost the gold there,” said Yulo, after he was informed of the unusual decision by Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion.