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Philippine superstars aim for “unthinkable” goals in gymnastics

Carlos Yulo aims for 7 gold medals in gymnastics - Photo 1.

Carlos Yulo. Photo: SG

Carlos Yulo and Daniela Dela Pisa will lead the Philippine gymnastics team of 28 very strong faces to attend the regional sports event in Hanoi this year, according to the president of the Gymnastics Association. Philippine instrument – Cynthia Carrion, with CNN Philippines. Yulo – a two-time world gymnastics champion, won 2 gold and 5 silver medals at the 2019 SEA Games held at home, two months after winning the world champion title in the sport. gymnastics.

Since winning SEA Games medals, Yulo has become a rising star in the world of gymnastics, featuring her Olympic debut in Tokyo and her conquest of the world championship title last year. He also won a silver medal in the doubles at the 2021 world gymnastics championships. Jan Gwynn Timbang, Justine Ace De Leon, Juancho Miguel Besana, John Ivan Cruz and John Matthew Vergara will join Yulo in the event. men’s gymnastics team.

Meanwhile, the prominent face of Louisiana State University, Alah Finnegan, will make her team debut for the Philippines at the Vietnam SEA Games as she leads the women’s artistic gymnastics team. Finnegan, 19, is a member of the US women’s gymnastics team, where she won a gold medal at the 2019 All-American Games. Finnegan will join veteran gymnast Christina Onofre-Loberanes , former Palarong Pambansa champion Charlie Manzano, Lucia Gutierrez, Kursten Lopez and Chiara Andrews on the women’s artistic gymnastics line-up.

Meanwhile, Dela Pisa will lead the Philippine rhythmic gymnastics team, who also aim to take home a medal at the Games in Hanoi. 2019 SEA Games bronze medalist- Katrina Loretizo, Andrea Mae Emperado, AJ Melgar and Divina Sembrano all return to national team duties. Other Filipino athletes Breanna Labadan, Shieldannah Sabio, Jenny Marie Eusebio, Angelika Leigh Buenavidez, Charmaine Dolar, Lynette Ann Moreno, Queenie Grace Briones, Dorothy Grace Asuncion, Christopher Daniel Quevedo, Carl Joshua Tangonan and Enrico Ostia were also present. on this team.

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