Carlos Yulo advances to vault, parallel bars finals in Doha

Carlos Yulo has qualified in three final events at the World Cup series in Doha, Qatar. (File Photo/AFP)

Carlos Yulo continued to display world-class performances at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series after topping the vault and parallel bars qualification at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar Thursday, March 2.

The 23-year-old Tokyo Olympian rediscovered his old form in vault by scoring 14.800 in vault, and 14.933 in parallel bars.

He posted 14.900 on his first vault and 14.700 on his second to get the highest average, outshining first leg winner Artur Davtyan of Israel, who came in second with 14.766.

In parallel bars, Yulo also outperformed first leg winner Ilia Kovtun of Ukraine, who posted 14.766 for second.

The Filipino champion hopes to extend his dominance in the medal rounds slated this weekend as he tries to redeem himself from his showing in the first leg held in Cottbus, Germany last week where he bagged bronze in parallel bars but failed to advance in vault, rings and floor exercise.

This time, Yulo was in three medal-round events after also advancing in the floor exercise final Wednesday, March 1, where he finished second in the qualifications.

Meanwhile, Juancho Besana failed to progress in vault after finishing 29th with a score of 12.516.