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.
Upon learning of the unusual decision, Carlos Yulo expressed his surprise, stating, “I thought I lost the gold there.” His reaction demonstrated the humility and sportsmanship that accompany his exceptional athletic abilities. The Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president, Cynthia Carrion, also played a crucial role in informing Yulo of the unexpected outcome.
Carlos Yulo’s triumphs in the high bar and men’s vault, along with his remarkable medal haul, are a testament to his unwavering dedication, skill, and relentless pursuit of excellence in the world of gymnastics. His achievements not only bring pride to his nation but also inspire athletes and fans alike, serving as a shining example of the incredible potential that lies within the Southeast Asian region.