CARLOS Yulo led the top achievers in the month of October after atoning for his Tokyo Olympic struggles with an impressive showing in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
After falling short in his medal bid in the Summer Games, the 21-year-old Yulo beamed with pride by taking the gold in men’s vault, while bagging the silver in the parallel bars of the World Championships held in Kitakyushu, Japan.
Yulo’s 14.916 was enough to beat Japan’s Hidenobu Yonekura for the gold in the vault event, and then did 15.300 in parallel bars to place second overall behind winner Hu Xuwei of China who had 15.466.
The two medals enabled Yulo to redeem himself from failing to defend his title in men’s floor exercise, his pet event, where he finished fifth with 14.566 points after being deducted for landing out of bounds.
Back home, the TNT Tropang Giga capped off the PBA Philippine Cup by winning its first championship since 2015.
The Tropang Giga finished off the Magnolia Pambansang Manok in five games, allowing the Manny V. Pangilinan-owned franchise to end a streak of 11 straight championship by teams from San Miguel Corporation.
Rookie Mikey Williams capped off his first conference in the league by winning the PBA Press Corps Finals Most Valuable Player.
October didn’t end without another triumph overseas as Jonas Sultan won the vacant World Boxing Organization intercontinental bantamweight crown.
Sultan scored a unanimous decision victory over the favored Carlos Caraballo of Puerto Rico in a 10-round fight at Hulu Theater inside Madison Square Garden in New York City.
It was Sultan’s 18th win in 23 professional fights.
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September 15, 2023 3:30 p.m.
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USA back on top; Germany takes Top 3 spot in FIBA World Ranking
September 15, 2023 1:28 p.m.
MIES (Switzerland) – The recent completion of the prestigious FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 has produced some eye-catching positive climbs in the latest FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.
USA reclaim pole position with 786.6 points after benefiting from their consistency at major tournaments over the last three summers. Finishing in fourth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup where they outperformed former number one nation Spain, their run to the Semi-Finals came off the back of winning an Olympic title at Tokyo in 2021 and also taking bronze at the FIBA AmeriCup 2022.
Recently crowned FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 champions Germany have another slice of history to enjoy as they step into the top three of the rankings for the very first time after moving up a massive eight places and onto 759.7 points. Their stunning success made all the more incredible because of the fact they made the journey to the top step of the podium without tasting defeat.
Canada also have another reason to celebrate too, with their maiden FIBA Basketball World Cup medal fueling an even bigger rise of nine spots. They now occupy sixth position with 745.5 points.
Serbia performed in outstanding fashion to make the title game and their second-placed finish gave their fans something to be proud of. Those supporters can also now enjoy and reflect on their country being a top five nation again as they move up a place and into fifth position on 755.6 points.
Meanwhile, when it comes to the scale and impact of climbing the rankings in the upper echelon, nobody can match Latvia. They have rocketed up a staggering 22 places and into the top 10 after their heroic underdog displays which ensured they took fifth place at the FIBA Basketball World Cup. They now sit in 8th position on 743.7 points.
There were many other teams who impressed at the flagship event, including Brazil who recorded three wins in five games and moves up a place into 12th in the rankings on 660.5 points. The Americas region can also boast a nice move upwards of five places into 16th for Puerto Rico on 611.1 points, while Dominican Republic rise six spots into 18th place on 561.9 points.
There were also notable improvements for Georgia who move up 10 positions and into 23rd on 465.9 points, Japan jump 11 spots to 26th on 432.2 points and Lebanon claim an uplift of 16 places into 28th on 423.3.
One nation that truly made everyone sit up and take notice at the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 were first-timers South Sudan. They made history by beating China to claim a first win at the event, then pushing on to beat the Philippines and Angola. This has resulted in a sensational climb of 32 spots in the rankings. They now find themselves in 31st place with 375.5 points.
For more information about the method used in the calculation of the FIBA World Ranking Men, please refer to the “How It Works” section.
Click here to view the full FIBA World Ranking Men, presented by Nike.