- Carlos Yulo bagged two bronze medals at the recent All-Japan Gymnastics Championship
- Yulo ranked third in vault and floor exercises categories
- The 20-year-old gymnast is currently in Japan as he prepares for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021
Carlos Yulo brought some “Pinoy Pride” as he bagged medals at the All-Japan Gymnastics Championship.
Yulo bagged two bronze medals in the All-Japan Gymnastics Championship held at the Takasaki Arena. The 20-year-old gymnast grabbed the third spot of the vault and floor exercises categories.
Yulo scored 14.866 in the vault while gold and silver medal winners Hidenobu Yonekura and Keisuke Asato scored 15.133 and 15.083, respectively.
Yulo then scored a 15.200 card in the floor exercises while Kazuki Minami took the gold medal with a score of 15.600 and Ryosuke Doi took the silver with a 15.300 score.
The Philippine Sports Commission greeted the Pinoy gymnast for his achievement.
It wrote, “Congratulations @c_edrielzxs for winning two bronze medals from the vault and floor exercise categories of the All Japan Gymnastics Championship held at the Takasaki Arena on Sunday! Mabuhay ang #GalingNgAtletangPilipino!”
On Instagram, Yulo also shared a clip on some highlights of his performance during the competition.
Yulo won the gold medal in the floor exercises of the 2019 Stuttgart World Championships.
High expectations are set for Yulo as one of the Filipino athletes bound for the Tokyo Olympics in 2021. He is currently in Japan for the training. Other national athletes expected to compete in the upcoming Olympics include pole vaulter EJ Obiena, and boxers Eumir Marcial and Irish Magno.
Back when the young gymnast earned his first gold in the Men’s Individual All-Around Category at the 30th SEA Games, he was quickly dubbed as a “Golden Boy.”