Olympics Schedule Today: Gymnast Carlos Yulo in finals, Sprinter Kristina Knott debuts

Olympics Schedule Today
Yulo and Knott compete in today’s Gymnastics and Athletics events. PSC photo.

Here is the Olympics Schedule today, August 2, 2021, for Team Philippines: Gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the finals as sprinter Kristina Knott debuts in Tokyo, Japan. Schedules are in Philippine Standard Time.

KRISTINA KNOTT (Sprint/Athletics)
Women’s 200 meters
Round 1, 10:18 a.m.

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Sprinter Kristina Knott, the Philippines’ national record holder for both the 100-meters and 200-meter events, makes her Olympics debut on Monday in the 200m event.

Knott runs in Heat 7 scheduled at 10:18 a.m. at the Olympic Stadium.

Knott’s historic run in the 30th Southeast Asian Games captured the gold in the women’s 200-meter dash with a record time of 23.01 seconds. She broke the national record at 23.35 seconds which was held previously by Lydia de Vega for 33 years.

Last year, the University of Miami standout smashed another 33-year-old SEA Games record, this time in the 100-meter dash after clocking in 11.27 seconds at the 2020 Drake Blue Oval Showcase in Des Moines, Iowa.

The Philippines’ sprint queen earned her spot at the Tokyo Olympics after being awarded a universality place in the women’s 200 meters.

Sprinter Kristina Knott is 15th Filipino Olympian bound for Tokyo

CARLOS YULO (Gymnastics)
Men’s Vault
Final, 5:51 p.m.

Carlos Edriel Yulo competes in the Finals of the Men’s Vault today at 5:51 pm at the Ariake Gymnastics Centre.

Yulo gave a solid performance in the Vault Apparatus event that sent the world champion to the artistic gymnastics finals.

Carlos Yulo placed 6th in the vault with a score of 14.712 that qualified the Filipino for the medal competition, a first final appearance in the event for the country.

The 21-year-old became the first Filipino to conquer the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships after winning the men’s floor exercise gold in 2019.

In the same year, Carlos Yulo also emerged as the country’s most bemedalled athlete at the 30th SEA Games, where he bagged two golds and five silver medals.

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