Chinese gymnasts, the Philippines’ Yulo dominate Asian Championships in Doha

Written by John Crumlish for International Gymnast Online

Saturday, June 18, 2022

Carlos Yulo (PHI)

All-around champions Zhang Jin and Shi Cong led China to the women’s and men’s team titles, and Carlos Yulo of the Philippines won three apparatus golds, at the Asian Gymnastics Championships held June 15-18 in Doha.

The Chinese gymnasts’ sweep of the women’s and men’s all-around and team titles helped push their tally of gold medals to eight at the championships, which also served as a qualification competition for this fall’s World Championships in Liverpool

Born November 25, 2000, in Shanghai, women’s all-around champion Zhang placed eighth on balance beam at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, and 15th all-around in qualifications at last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

Zhang’s teammate and fellow Olympian Tang Xijing took the all-around silver medal. Tang, who also placed second all-around at the 2019 Worlds in Stuttgart, was second on balance beam and seventh all-around at the Tokyo Games.

China’s Wu Ran, a 17-year-old native of Guanxi, was the only female gymnast to win more than one individual title in Doha. She placed first on balance beam and floor exercise.

Two days prior to her 47th birthday, eight-time Olympian Oksana Chusovitina of Uzbekistan placed fifth in the women’s vault final.

Men’s all-around winner Shi, a 21-year-old Jiangsu native, placed first all-around at the 2018 Junior Asian Championships in Jakarta, and sixth all-around and third on parallel bars at last fall’s World Championships in Kitakyushu.

All-around silver medalist Yulo was the only male gymnast to win more than one individual gold medal as he collected titles on floor exercise, vault and parallel bars.

Yulo finished third on floor exercise and 23rd all-around at the 2018 World Championships in Doha, first on floor exercise and 10th all-around at the 2019 Worlds in Stuttgart, first on vault and second on parallel bars at the 2021 Worlds in Kitakyushu, and fourth on vault at last summer’s Olympic Games in Tokyo.

2022 Asian Gymnastics Championships

June 15-18, Doha



  1. Zhang Jin CHN 55.400
  2. Tang Xijing CHN 53.967
  3. Lee Yunseo KOR 53.633
  4. Miyata Shoko JPN 53.033
  5. Yeo Seojeong KOR 52.133
  6. Yamada Chiharu JPN 51.233
  7. Lai Pin-Ju TPE 50.000
  8. Mai Liu Hsiang-Han TPE 49.300
  9. Aida Bauyrzhanova KAZ 48.834
  10. Rifda Irfanaluthfi INA 48.734
  11. Milka Gehani Elpitiya Badalge Dona SRI 47.999
  12. Dildora Aripova UZB 47.934


  1. Yeo Seojeong KOR 14.084
  2. Miyata Shoko JPN 13.884
  3. Pranati Nayak IND 13.367

Uneven Bars:

  1. Wei Xiaoyuan CHN 14.767
  2. Yang Xijing CHN 14.700
  3. Lee Yunseo KOR14.333

Balance Beam:

  1. Wu Ran CHN 14.633
  2. Kasahara Arisa JPN 13.833
  3. Zhang Jin CHN 13.700

Floor Exercise:

  1. Wu Ran CHN 13.700
  2. Miyata Shoko JPN 13.633
  3. Lee Yunseo KOR 13.267


  1. China 366
  2. Korea 157.566
  3. Japan 154.867
  4. Chinese Taipei 733
  5. Kazakhstan 140.933
  6. Uzbekistan 140.302



  1. Shi Cong CHN 83.833
  2. Carlos Yulo PHI 83.767
  3. Yang Jiaxing CHN 83.733
  4. Tang Chia-Hung TPE 83.600
  5. Maeda Koki JPN 82.932
  6. Ryu Sunghyun KOR 82.799
  7. Lee Junghyo KOR 82.034
  8. Lee Chih-Kai TPE 82.000
  9. Tachibana Shiga JPN 81.800
  10. Milad Karimi KAZ 80.700
  11. Ilyas Azizov KAZ 78.368
  12. Mahdi Ahmad Kohani IRI 77.834

Floor Exercise:

  1. Carlos Yulo PHI 14.933
  2. Kim Hansol KOR 14.333
  3. Yang Jiaxing  CHN 14.333

Pommel Horse:

  1. Ahmad Abu Al Soud JOR 15.233
  2. Nariman Kurbanov KAZ 14.800
  3. Yin Dehang CHN 14.600

Still Rings:

  1. Lan Xingyu CHN 14.500
  2. Mahdi Ahmad Kohani IRI 14.433
  3. Lin Guan-Yi TPE 14.200


  1. Carlos Yulo PHI 14.884
  2. Kim Hansol KOR 14.417
  3. Tachibana Shiga JPN 14.417

Parallel Bars:

  1. Carlos Yulo PHI 15.167
  2. Hasegawa Tsuyoshi JPN 14.700
  3. Yin Dehang CHN 14.700

Horizontal Bar:

  1. Yun Jinseong KOR 14.167
  2. Lin Chaopan CHN 14.167
  3. Milad Karimi KAZ 14.133


  1. China 2299
  2. Japan 249.500
  3. Chinese Taipei211
  4. Korea 248.267
  5. Kazakhstan 241.868
  6. Uzbekistan 236.268

International Gymnast Online’s recent coverage of 2022 Asian Gymnastics Championships competitors includes:


World Cup series winner Nariman Kurbanov of Kazakhstan striving for ‘golden mean’



Carlos Yulo on Worlds gold and silver: ‘I know I can do more’


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