Palarong Pambansa multi-gold medalist Carlos Yulo delivered two gold medals in gymnastics competitions of the 2014 Asean School Games being held at the Rizal Memorial Gymnastics Hall in Manila.
Yulo topped the men’s artistic gymnastics floor exercise after registering 14.025 points, edging Thailand’s Tikumporn Sunintornta (13.825) and another Filipino bet Ivan Cruz (13.325), who settled for silver and bronze, respectively.
The Araullo High School standout claimed his second gold medal in the men’s artistic gymnastics parallel bars by virtue of his 12.700-point output. Brendon Benoley of Malaysia (12.600) took the silver and Ratthasat Kanboon of Thailand (12.575) earned the bronze.
Yulo, however, scored 13.725 points to finish second in the men’s artistic gymnastics vault event ruled by Sunintornta, who had 13.875 points.
Wushu artist Joel Casem bagged one gold in the men’s Group B Chang Quan/Long Weapon All Around. He had 17.19 points to beat silver medalist Golden Boy Daffa of Indonesia (17.16) and bronze medalist Tan Cheong Wan of Malaysia (17.15).
Dave Degala added a silver in the men’s Group B Chang Quan/Long Weapon All Around (17.69 points).
Winning bronze medals were tracksters Emily Jean Obiena (girls’ pole vault), and Louielyn Pamatian, Karen Janario, Feiza Jane Lenton and Angelica de Josef (girls’ 4x400m relay).
Overall, the Philippines has eight golds, 12 silvers and 12 bronzes to regain the fifth spot. Malaysia is still leading the tally with 29-27-20) followed by Thailand (26-18-24), Indonesia (10-22-21) and Vietnam (10-6-5). Erstwhile fifth place Singapore dropped to sixth with 8-7-13.