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Caloy Yulo snares three SEA Games medals as women gymnasts go medal-less

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The Philippines added three more medals in its tally in the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian Games through the strength of artistic gymnast Caloy Yulo’s performance, Tuesday at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum.

The 2019 World Champion in floor exercise dominated the competition in the said apparatus. He registered a blistering score of 14.700 off a high difficulty score of 6.200 and a solid execution score of 8.500.

The gymnastics star also bagged two silvers to complete his stellar day.

Yulo finished with 13.967 in the pommel horse, good for second. He then earned 13.733 in the still rings, just behind Malaysia’s Fu Jie Tan at 13.967 and Vietnam’s Dang Nam at 13.867, in that order.

The 19-year-old admitted his dismay with his results despite winning the medals. Nonetheless, he was still proud of his performance.

“Masaya naman po,” he said. “Okay naman po kasi hindi po talaga ko nag-eexpect.”

Yulo also remains grateful for the support and asks the supporters to come out one last time for him and the rest of the Team Philippines in the artistic gymnastics’ last day.

“Gusto ko pong magpasalamat sa kanila kasi nanood pa rin po sila.”

His fellow young gymnasts showed some fight in the women’s apparatus finals despite not coming up with the hardware.

Trina Onofre came close to a podium finish with a 12.850 in the women’s vault in fifth place. Mya Wilson finished in eighth in the event with 12.284.

Chloe Gatlabayan fought through pain after suffering an injury from the previous day’s qualification and all-around final on vault. She came up with a 6.100 in the uneven bars final.

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