Carlos Yulo finished second to last in the all-around final in the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship in Doha, Qatar on Wednesday.
The 18-year-old Yulo settled for 23rd out of 24 finalists with an aggregate score of 77.465 points on all six apparatus that saw Russia’s Artur Dalaloyan dethroning China’s Xiao Ruoteng.
Yulo’s best performance came from the floor exercise where he ranked fourth with 8.466 points, followed by the pommel horse where he scored 7.900 for 12th. His other performances include an 18th place in parallel bars (8.466), 23rd in vault (7.800), and 24th in still rings (7.200) and horizontal bar (5.733).
Despite his failure to make into the podium, Yulo’s final qualification alone was an achievement as he became the first Filipino to qualify in the all-around final of the world championship.
He finished 20th among 292 competitors in the two-day preliminaries early this week to earn a shot at the 24-man final.
Dalaloyan, a four-time European champion, clinched the gold medal via a tiebreak with Asian champion Xiao after the two finished with identical 87.598 aggregates.
Russian Nikita Nagornyy, a 2016 Rio Olympics medalist, settled for bronze with 86.331. (Kristel Satumbaga)