More help is coming for Tokyo Olympics-bound gymnast Carlos Yulo.
The Philippine Sports Commission, in a board meeting Friday, has approved the release of P2 million in financial assistance for the 20-year-old Yulo.The request made by the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines will take care of Yulo's expenses while training in Japan.This includes rental payment incurred for the gymnasium, which Yulo uses for his workouts in Tokyo.“They have not yet given his budget. And it's only now that they did,” said GAP president Cynthia Carrion.Carrion learned of the status of GAP's request from PSC executive director, Atty. Guillermo Iroy.The GAP is seeking a total of P4 million in financial aid from the PSC for its athletes.Earlier, the Manny V. Pangilinan Sports Foundation has also reached out to Yulo with an additional funding of P800,000.The amount was meant to help Yulo in his studies..
Overall, the funds are expected to help support Yulo's activities and a team of specialists backing up his preparations for the Tokyo Games.Yulo's team is led by his coach Munehiro Kugimiya, a physiotherapist, nutritionist, and sports psychologist.He will remain in Japan until the Tokyo 2021 Olympics, which is set to be held next year from July 23 to August 8.Yulo has been training in Japan since 2016 with Kugimiya.Last March, Yulo returned to Japan with an injury sustained during the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique Apparatus World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan.While in Baku, Yulo missed his pet floor exercise event, a routine where he earned an Olympic qualifications slot in the World Championships in Stuttgart, Germany last year.While there, Yulo competed in the parallel bars and vault, where he sustained a cut in his right palm.Pole-vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno have also landed spots in the Tokyo Olympics.
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