Filipino gymnast sensation Carlos Yulo to compete at Asian Championships in Singapore

SINGAPORE — Two-time world gymnastic champion from the Philippines, Carlos Yulo, will likely be among the many high gymnasts in motion when Singapore hosts the tenth Asian Inventive Gymnastics Championships from June 10-18 on the OCBC Enviornment. Different massive names confirmed for Singapore subsequent month embody gymnastics legend Oksana Chusovitina, an eight-time Olympian nonetheless competing at 47.

Yulo may even be hoping so as to add to his tally of three Asian championship gold medals which he gained in Doha final yr. The 23-year-old got here out tops within the flooring train (14.933), vault (14.884), and parallel bars (15.167) however completed an in depth second to China’s Shi Cong within the all-around occasion with a complete rating of 83.767, simply shy of Shi’s 83.833.

Though Yulo missed the FIG Inventive Gymnastics World Cup in Cairo on account of a strained ligament in his left ankle, he was in motion within the Baku sequence in March. He gained the gold medals within the vault and parallel bars occasions. Within the vault, Yulo scored 14.933 forward of second place Harry Hepworth who tallied 14.816 for his routine. Within the parallel bars, Yulo had been neck-and-neck with Ukrainian Illia Kovtun. Nonetheless, the Filipino gymnast as soon as once more proved his calibre as he chalked up 15.400 to win the gold medal forward of his opponent, who took silver with a rating of 15.366.

Singapore will likely be internet hosting the Asian Inventive Gymnastics Championships for the primary time, and it’s a key occasion on the highway to the Paris 2024 Olympics. Gymnasts who wish to qualify for the Olympics should carry out their greatest and earn their slot on this yr’s World Championships in Belgium – the place Olympic qualification is up for grabs. Singapore may even host the Asian Junior Inventive Gymnastics Championships from June 10-12, adopted by the Senior Championships from June 15-18.

“We’re excited to have the most important gymnastics nations confirming their participation for each the Asian Senior Championships and the Asian Junior Championships. That is the primary time that Singapore is internet hosting occasions of such magnitude and the presence of a few of the world’s greatest names within the sport will go a protracted technique to rising the game right here and establishing Singapore as a regional hub for gymnastics,” stated Singapore Gymnastics president Patrick Liew.

Yulo is at the moment with the Philippines nationwide gymnastic squad in Cambodia for the 2023 SEA Video games, and he’s wanting ahead to testing himself in opposition to a few of the greatest on the earth in Singapore.

“For this upcoming competitors in Singapore, I’m excited to see how we have now improved together with the opposite opponents,” he stated.

The Philippines got here in second behind hosts Vietnam within the gymnastics medal standings, bringing dwelling seven golds, 4 silvers and three bronze from the earlier SEA Video games final yr. Yulo contributed 5 golds and two silver medals, with the gold medals coming from the person all-around, flooring, rings, vault, and horizontal bar disciplines. The 2 silver medals had been from the workforce all-around and parallel bars.

Singapore ladies’s workforce captain Nadine Pleasure is happy to compete in Asia’s highest gymnastic competitors on dwelling soil. She gained two bronze medals on the final SEA Video games in Vietnam, within the workforce all-around and uneven bars. 

“I believe it is vitally thrilling that Singapore is internet hosting the AAGC for the primary time. It is going to be a possibility for the gymnastics group and public to look at Asia’s greatest in motion and expertise, first-hand, the environment of a high-level worldwide competitors. For athletes, competing on dwelling floor with family and friends cheering us on will likely be a particular expertise,” stated Pleasure who additionally gained a silver medal in 2017 and a bronze medal within the 2015 SEA Video games.

On the 2022 Asian Championships in Doha, China topped the medal tally with eight golds, three silvers and 5 bronze, whereas the Philippines (three golds and one silver) and South Korea (two golds, two silvers, 4 bronze) had been second and third respectively.

Tickets for the Asian Junior Championships on June 10-12 and Asian Senior Championships on June 15-18 at the moment are on sale right here.

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