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Carlos Yulo gold medal moments during the 2019 World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics in Stuttgart, Germany

The Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) has lauded Filipino gymnastics athlete Carlos Yulo after winning a gold medal at the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany.

Communications Sec. Martin Andanar expressed pride over Yulo’s historic win.

“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,” said Andanar.

“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.”

The 19-year old athlete’s gold medal win made him qualified for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Yulo is also set to compete in the upcoming 30th Southeast Asian Games.

(With reports from Bombo Christian Yosores)