Yulo captures second gold

Carlos Yulo won the gold medal in the men’s parallel bars in the third leg of the FIG World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan on Saturday.

The 23-year-old from Manila picked up his second gold medal in the World Cup after tallying a score of 15.4 points to win in the apparatus. His first gold — in floor exercise — was won during the Doha leg.

Yulo has been steadily improving in the parallel bars after taking home the bronze in the first leg in Cottbus, Germany and a silver in the second leg in Doha.

This is Yulo’s second gold in the World Cup to go with one silver medal and two bronze medals he won in the previous two legs.

In the process, the Tokyo Olympics veteran also snapped Illia Kovtun of Ukraine’s bid for a seventh consecutive World Cup gold in parallel bars as he settled for silver with 15.366 points.

Cameron-Lie Bernard of France completed the podium cast and came in at third place with 14.6 points.

Yulo is currently competing in the final of the rings and will also vie for the gold in the vault on Sunday.

The only event Yulo will not play for the gold in this leg is the men’s floor exercise — his pet event — after getting 21st place in the qualifying round last Thursday.

After this tournament, Yulo has one more leg of the World Cup when he sees action in Cairo.

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