MANILA—Carlos Yulo is heading home after clinching gold in the world artistic gymnastics championships in Germany.
The 19-year-old Filipino gymnast, together with his Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya and Gymnastics Association Of The Philippines president Cynthia Carreon, had a layover in Turkey before boarding a flight to Manila.
Yulo topped the floor exercise of the competition in Stuttgart Saturday, making him the first Filipino to occupy a podium spot at the championships.
He secured a berth in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics when he ranked high enough in the men's individual all-around competition.
The Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) will give Yulo a P1-million incentive for bringing honor to the country in the world stage.—With a report from Dyan Castillejo, ABS-CBN News
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