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Yulo’s youngest sibling selects US training over stint in Palaro

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Gymnastics enthusiasts noticed the absence of Elaiza Andriel Yulo, the youngest of the popular Yulo siblings, in the 2023 Palarong Pambansa.

In turned out the 13-year-old Elaiza, also known as Yza, withdrew from the national games as she took the opportunity of training at GAGE under Olympic coach Al Fong in Kansas, Missouri, U.S.A.

The Yulo siblings are becoming a force to reckon with in gymnastics with Carlos Yulo hitting it big on the world stage and younger brother Karl Eldrew Yulo starting to create a name for himself.

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Eldrew recently hogged the spotlight when he dominated the gymnastics’ competition with a six-gold medal haul in the recent Palarong Pambansa in Marikina City.

But there’s also one Yulo gymnast, who could have been a big hit in the Palaro, a yearly sports competition for elementary and high school students, organized the Department of Education—Elaiza.

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Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion said Yulo and another girl gymnast in Tshelzy Mey Maayo are currently in the US for a month-long training.

Carrion said Alpha Gymnastics of the Philippines sponsored the US trip of the two young prospects to study and train in one of the best gymnastics’ schools for rhythmic events.

Elaiza’s most colorful stint outside of the country was in the 2022 JRC Artistic Gymnastics Stars Championships in Bangkok, Thailand, where she finished with four gold medals.

She dominated the individual all-around, vault, uneven bars, and floor exercise.

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