(UPDATE) Carlos Yulo gave the Philippines its first gold medal in the world artistic gymnastics championships when he topped the floor exercise of the competition in Germany on Saturday.
The youngest competitor in this year's event at 19, Yulo took the title with a winning margin of just 0.1 point ahead of silver medalist Artem Dolgopyat of Israel, while China's Xiao Ruoteng claimed bronze at Hanns Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart.
Yulo consistently posted controlled landings to post an impressive score of 15.300 points.
Raising the degree of difficulty from 6.2 to 6.5 paid dividends for Yulo as he outperformed Dolgopyat, who came into the final as the top qualifier.
Based in Tokyo, Yulo improved on last year's bronze medal, which made him the first Filipino ever to occupy a podium spot at the championships.
Read more: ABS CBN News
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