Philippines’ Carlos Yulo headlines World Gymnastics Championships Liverpool

Carlos Yulo World Gymnastics Championships
Carlos Edriel Yulo (PHI) at the 2021 World Championships in Kitakyushu (JPN). FIG photo.

The Philippines’ Carlos Edriel Yulo has been named among the six Olympic and World champions headlining the entry list of competitors for the gold medal at the 51st Fédération Internationale Gymnastique Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (FIG Worlds) in Liverpool in England.

The 22-year-old Filipino athlete, who will aim to reclaim his title in the floor exercise, repeat his gold finish in the vault, and improve his silver in the parallel bars, is introduced in the roster as “a two-time world champion who brings difficulty and beauty on all apparatus” with four FIG Worlds medals to his name.

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Carlos Yulo made history at the Stuttgart, Germany FIG Worlds in 2019 as the first Southeast Asian male athlete to win a gold medal in the Men’s Floor Exercise, improving on a historic bronze won in 2018 at the Doha, Qatar FIG Worlds event.

Yulo delivered another gold-winning performance in the Men’s Vault Apparatus along with a silver in Men’s Parallel Bars when the FIG Worlds was held in Kitakyushu, Japan in 2021.

The hardworking Yulo packs a mighty punch of difficulty, packaged in artistic precision. When all goes well, he is hard to beat,” states the FIG Worlds Liverpool countdown to the event slated for October 29 to November 6.

The World Gymnastics Championships also described Carlos Yulo as a “superstar” who won 6 individual medals at the Southeast Asian Games in Hanoi earlier this year, with his 15.200 in floor routine now heralded as the world’s highest score in the event.

Carlos Yulo will be among the 400 gymnasts who will vie for 10 individual apparatus titles, 4 in Women’s and 6 in Men’s, along with the individual All-Around Finals, and the men’s and women’s team competitions.

The Japan-based Yulo ends his five-day training camp in Paris on October 24 in preparation for the FIG Worlds, according to Gymnastics Association of the Philippines President Cynthia Carrion who spoke at the Philippine Sports Commission’s People Sports Conversations online program in early October.

Carlos Yulo is joined by his Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya and physiotherapist Junpei Kono.

The Filipino gymnastics star qualified for the upcoming World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, United Kingdom, after dominating the continental tilt with 3 golds in the floor exercise, vault, and parallel bars, in the competition held in June at the Aspire Dome in Doha, Qatar.

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