Carlos Yulo – Philippines First World Champion in Gymnastics

After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Carlos Edriel Yulo rules the men’s floor exercise to emerge as the first Filipino world champion in gymnastics. He has a final score of 15.300 in the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Stuttgart, Germany last October 12, 2019.

2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship

The 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championship was held in Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle in Germany from October 4-13, 2019. As of October 2nd, 92 federations had registered gymnasts for the event, with a total of 288 men and 259 women.

Carlos Yulo – Making History

Carlos Edriel Yulo is a 19 years old Filipino artistic gymnast born in February 16, 2000. He is well known by his friends and family as “Caloy”. He grew up watching Philippine national gymnasts train and compete. Later on, he moved to Japan to train in the field of gymnastics in the year 2016 training under Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya. Yulo also entered Teikyo University for collegiate studies. This academic undertaking has made him fluent in the Japanese language. He started competing in the bigger competition since last 2018.

The 19-year-old Filipino already made history as the first Filipino to land on the podium in the world artistic gymnastics championships in Doha, Qatar when he bagged a bronze in the same event. For this year’s World Artistic Gymnastics Championship Yulo bested Israel’s Artem Dolgopyat (15.200), who placed 2nd, and China’s Ruoteng Xiao (14.933), who settled for the bronze, to become the first Southeast Asian male gymnast to win a gold in the Worlds.

Watch Carlos Yulo’s Full Performance here:

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