Filipino Olympians: 5 facts to know about gymnast Carlos Yulo

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Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo is set to represent the Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo is set to represent the Philippines in the Tokyo Olympics. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
  • Carlos Yulo is the first Southeast Asian male to conquer the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships after winning the men’s floor exercise gold in 2019.

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
  • He is the second Filipino athlete to book a place for the Olympics.

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
  • The 21-year-old is among the youngest members of the Philippine contingent which will compete in the quadrennial meet. He is also the smallest in height, standing at 4-foot-11 (1.50m).

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
  • In 2019, he asserted dominance at the 30th SEA Games where he emerged as the most bemedalled athlete of the Philippines with two golds and five silvers.

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo. (Photo: Gymnastics Association of the Philippines/Facebook)
  • He is mentored by Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya, who was tapped by the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines back in 2013 to lead the country’s men’s artistic team.

Ohmer Bautista is a sports journalist who has covered local and international sporting events in the Philippines. The views expressed are his own.

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