MANILA, Philippines—Carlos Yulo redeemed himself from a disastrous displaying in vault by qualifying for the Paris Olympics.
Yulo secured a ticket to Paris after changing into the highest-ranked eligible participant within the ground train on the World Creative Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium on Sunday (Manila time).
The 23-year-old Yulo turned the second Filipino to assert an Olympic berth after EJ Obiena.
The Philippine Olympic Committee confirmed Yulo’s Olympic qualification on Sunday.
“He proudly joins the elite ranks of Filipino athletes securing a Paris berth alongside the quantity two pole vaulter on the earth, EJ Obiena,” stated the POC in a press release.
However making subsequent yr’s Summer season Video games didn’t come with out a hitch after Yulo had a forgettable efficiency in vault the place he fell twice and did not register a degree that price him a spot within the males’s particular person all-around closing.
Yulo, nonetheless, made certain to bounce again with 14.600 factors for third in ground behind Artem Dolgopyat of Israel and Frederick Richard of the USA, each of whom have already certified for the Video games.
The Tokyo Olympian tries so as to add one other world title to his assortment on Saturday within the ground closing. He gained the identical occasion in 2019 earlier than ruling vault in 2021.