By Argyll Geducos
Malacañang expressed pride over the historic gold medal win of Carlos Yulo at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships over the weekend.
Presidential Spokesman Salvador Panelo made the statement after the 19-year-old Yulo came through with a performance to remember in Stuttgart, Germany Saturday night.
“The Palace congratulates Carlos Edriel Yulo for making a historic win for the Philippines after securing the country’s first ever world artistic gymnastics gold in the men’s floor exercise yesterday in Germany,” he said Sunday evening.
“The Filipino people are certainly proud of this impressive win, which qualified the young Carlos to the Olympics 2020 in Japan,” he added.
“Mabuhay ang Pilipinas. Mabuhay ang atletang Pilipino,” he continued.
The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) also saluted Yulo’s determination which allowed the country to bag its first gold in the said event.
PCOO Secretary Martin Andanar expressed optimism about what Yulo will show the world at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
“We at the PCOO salute the talent and determination to succeed displayed by Carlos Yulo with his gold medal win at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships,” Andanar said.
“Not only has he done the sport of gymnastics in the Philippines proud, Yulo has also done his country proud by being the first Filipino to win a gold medal in the event,” he added.
“It is truly a historic event and we celebrate Yulo’s win with all our fellow Filipinos. We expect great things from this talented young man at the upcoming 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” he continued.