De Lima commends Yulo for setting new record for Filipino gymnastics

De Lima commends Yulo for setting new record for Filipino gymnastics

By Ernie Reyes

MANILA — Opposition Senator Leila M. de Lima filed a Senate Resolution
commending and congratulating Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo for his
outstanding performance in the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics
Championships, where he captured the gold medal in the men’s vault and
another silver medal in the parallel bars event.

In filing Proposed Senate Resolution (SR) No. 941, De Lima said Yulo’s
triumph, following his setback in the Tokyo Olympics, serves as an
inspiration to Filipinos as the country recovers from setbacks caused
by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Yulo’s noteworthy achievements in the world of athletics deserves no
less than the highest praise and commendation from the Philippine
Senate as he has remarkably demonstrated time and again, the
exceptional talent and world-class skills of Filipino athletes on a
global stage,” she said.

Last Oct. 24, Yulo captured the gold in the men’s vault in the 2021
Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held at Kitakyushu General
Gymnasium in Japan.

On the same day he won the vault gold, he captured a silver medal in
the men’s parallel bar final and became the first Filipino gymnast to
win multiple world championship medals in a single staging of the
tournament.

De Lima said Yulo’s win signifies the Filipino’s indomitable spirit
and perseverance.

“He [Yulo] has continuously and consistently provided inspiration to
our countrymen, most especially the youth, to never give up in the
pursuit of their dreams and aspirations,” she added.

While it is important to show support and commend Filipino athletes
after they have brought glory for themselves and their country, De
Lima maintained that it is “even more crucial that our Filipino
athletes receive adequate support from the government in every stage
of their preparation for competition.”

“Buong suporta ang kailangan ng ating mga atleta para palakasin pa ang
kanilang laban para sa bayan, hindi isang gobyernong kapos ang
serbisyo at nagpapabaya, pagkatapos ay mapapansin lang sila kapag
nakapag-uwi ng medalya.” (ai/mtvn)

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