2 October, 2023

Filipino Gymnast Carlos Yulo Secures Coveted Ticket to 2024 Paris Olympics

Manila, Philippines – In a triumphant display of resilience and skill, Filipino gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo has clinched his spot in the 2024 Paris Olympics. Yulo’s remarkable comeback at the 2023 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, held at the Sportspalais in Antwerp, Belgium, has captured the hearts of the nation and earned him a well-deserved place on the world’s grandest sporting stage.

Yulo’s journey to Olympic qualification was nothing short of inspiring. After encountering a challenging start on Day 1 of the championships, marked by a disastrous performance in the vault, he showcased his unwavering determination and incredible talent by emerging as the highest-ranked eligible athlete in the floor exercise—his signature event.

In the men’s floor exercise, Yulo delivered a stellar performance, securing a remarkable score of 14.600 points. He stood just behind Artem Dolgopyat of Israel (15.100) and Frederick Richard of the United States (14.600), both of whom had already secured their Olympic berths prior to the World Championships. Yulo’s outstanding performance secured him the next eligible spot for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Carlos Edriel Yulo’s path to Olympic qualification included a strong showing in the preliminary rounds of the floor exercise, where he earned 14.600 points, firmly positioning himself for the highly anticipated final. His qualification ultimately compensated for the earlier setback he faced when he encountered an errant fall in the vault, resulting in zero points.

Yulo now joins fellow Filipino athlete EJ Obiena, who has also secured a place in the 2024 Paris Olympics, as they prepare to represent the Philippines on the international stage.

The Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) proudly announced Yulo’s extraordinary achievement on its Facebook account, celebrating his dedication and relentless pursuit of excellence.