HANOI — Gymnastics proved to be a gold mine for Team Philippines with Carlos Edriel Yulo capturing two and Fil-American Aleah Finnegan one on Sunday here in the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
Yulo, the two-time world champion, opened day’s competition at Quan Ngua Sports Palace with electrifying performance in floor exercise, the decent he won the 2019 Worlds.
He followed up the performance late in the after with an impressive triumph in rings. The 22-year-old Yulo scored 14.400 to defeat two Vietnamese to hold the bench lead.
“I’m very happy, I didn’t expect to win. But I’m proud of my performance,” said Yulo in Filipino. He will see action in high bar, parallel bar and vault.
He was unmatched with 15.200 points for his second gold of the meet counting his all-around triumph. Singapore’s Terry Tay Wei…