Carlos Yulo Ends Olympic Run Without a Medal, But We're Still Proud Either Way
Filipino gymnast and Olympian Carlos Yulo is ending the 2020 Tokyo Olympics without a medal, but with the support of his Filipino fans. Yulo placed fourth in the close competition of the men's vault finals. He was just 0.017 points away (14.716 points) from bagging the bronze, which instead went to Armenia (14.733 points). South Korea took home the gold, with Russia coming in second.
Yulo, who bagged gold in the World Artistic Gymnastic Championships in Germany in 2019, was a frontrunner for an Olympic medal, but came short of placing in the tense gymnastics events.
His loss came as a shock to many who were expecting a win from the world champ, but Yulo’s loss was met with more sympathy than criticism. His coach, Munehiro Kugimiya, even came out to defend Yulo, saying to put the blame on him as his coach.
Despite losing the chance to bag a medal, Yulo still won the support of the fans who showered him with praise. Let's not forget that Yulo is still the Philippines' best gymnast to date and the first Southeast Asian world gymnastics champion. His 4th place finish is a record-breaking accomplishment in its own right, the highest ever finish of a Filipino gymnast at the Olympics.
He might not have medaled at the 2020 Olympics, but he's only 21. Paris 2024, he's coming for you.
Here’s what netizens had to say about Yulo's Olympic performance: