Carlos Yulo finishes fourth in the Olympic vault finals, just missing out on a podium spot in the men’s vault final at the Ariake Gymnastics Center on Monday, August 2.
Carlos Yulo came within a whisker of capturing a Tokyo 2020 Olympic medal.
The Filipino world champion gymnast finished with a final score of 14.716, just missing bronze medalist Artur Davtyan of Armenia by 0.017 points.
After earning a -0.1 penalty for his landing, Yulo recorded a 14.566 in his first try, but he bounced back with a 14.866 in his second attempt to pull up the average mark.
After Tunisia’s Adem Asil’s 15.266 score, the Filipino’s second try was the second highest among all attempts.
Despite the fact that he did not win a medal, the 21-year-old gymnast had a tremendous smile on his face when he saw his score.
Still, the Golden Boy of Philippine Gymnastics has plenty of reasons to smile, one of which is edging out reigning world champion Nikita Nagornyy of the Russian Olympic Committee, who finished with 14.716 total points.
Shin Jeahwan of South Korea, who was competing in his first Olympic Games, won gold after edging out silver medalist and gymnastics veteran Denis Abliazin of Russia on the basis of a higher score in an attempt.
Both gymnasts averaged 14.783, however Shin’s second try resulted in a score of 14.833, which was higher than Abliazin’s 14.800.
Yulo placed sixth in the vault qualifying event on July 24 with a score of 14.712, earning him a spot in the final.
He finished 44th overall after scoring only 13.566 in his pet floor exercise event, where he earned the 2019 world championship gold.
Yulo won two gold medals and five silver medals at the 2019 Southeast Asian Games, making him the most decorated Filipino athlete in the competition.