|Carlos Yulo seen competing in rings. The Filipino completes SEA Games 31 with five titles. INQUIRER/ANN Photo|
Carlos Yulo of the Philippines concluded a spectacular SEA Games campaign in Việt Nam with seven medals, as he grabbed two golds and one silver on May 16 to add to his medal haul.
Yulo wrapped up his Games stint in style by bagging his fifth gold after ruling the men’s horizontal bar at the Quần Ngựa Sports Palace in Hà Nội.
The pint-sized gymnast garnered 13.867 points to share the gold with Vietnamese star Đinh Phương Thành, who finished with the same score.
Another Vietnamese secured a podium spot as Lê Thanh Tùng (13.433) bagged bronze.
Yulo clinched gold in the vault with 14.800 points earlier and settled for silver (14.900) in the parallel bars, losing to Thành (15.133). Tùng came third (14.500).
Overall, the 22-year-old captured seven out of the eight events in artistic gymnastics, with his other gold medals coming in the individual all-round, floor exercise, and still rings.
Yulo also pocketed a silver in the team all-round and landed sixth in the pommel horse.
“If it’s up to me, I want to win all the medals in all the events,” said 22-year-old Yulo.
Other winners on May 16 were Malaysian Rachel Yeoh Li Wen in the women's beam and Rifda Ifranaluthfi of Indonesia in the women's floor exercise.