Emma Malabuyo Clinches Silver Medal in FIG Apparatus World Cup

Emma Malabuyo Clinches Silver Medal in FIG Apparatus World Cup

Philippine gymnast Emma Malabuyo showcased her prowess on the global stage by securing a silver medal in the floor exercise apparatus final of the FIG Apparatus World Cup held in Cairo, Egypt on Sunday.

Malabuyo delivered a stellar performance, earning a score of 12.666 to clinch second place in the highly competitive event. She narrowly missed the gold medal, with Japan’s Mana Okamura claiming the top spot with a score of 13.066. Meanwhile, Spain’s Laura Casabuena rounded out the podium, finishing third with a score of 12.633.

The achievement marks a significant milestone for Malabuyo, highlighting her talent and dedication to the sport. Her impressive performance on the floor exercise underscores her skill and artistry as a gymnast, earning recognition on the international stage.

The FIG Apparatus World Cup series attracts top gymnasts from around the world, providing a platform for athletes to showcase their abilities and compete at the highest level. The series comprises multiple events across different countries, offering athletes the opportunity to accumulate points and vie for coveted Olympic slots.

With her silver medal finish, Malabuyo solidifies her position as one of the Philippines’ most promising gymnasts and bolsters her Olympic aspirations. The FIG Apparatus World Cup serves as a crucial qualification pathway to the 2024 Paris Olympics, with only the top two athletes per apparatus, based on the Olympic Qualification World Cup Ranking List, earning coveted slots to compete at the Summer Games.