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World champions Yulo, Petecio to receive cash incentives

Oct 14, 2019 - 6:40 PM

Carlos Yulo rules in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, while Nesthy Petecio reigns supreme in the AIBA Women's World Boxing Championships

CHAMPIONS. Carlos Yulo and Nesthy Petecio both deliver gold medals for the Philippines. Photos from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events (Yulo) and AIBA (Petecio)


Majestic Biles extends record to 25 world gymnastics medals

Oct 13, 2019 - 10:52 PM

American star Simone Biles becomes the most decorated gymnast in history

RECORD-BREAKER. Simone Biles surpasses the previous all-time mark of 23 world medals. Photo by Thomas Kienzle/AFP

Yulo 'did not expect' to win elusive world championship gold

Oct 13, 2019 - 9:47 PM

'I am speechless,’ says Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo after his historic feat at the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Germany

UNEXPECTED. Carlos Yulo defies the odds to cop the country's first ever gold medal in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championshps. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

WATCH: Carlos Yulo flashes 'dynamic, exquisite' Worlds routine

Oct 13, 2019 - 4:19 PM

Check out the thrilling performance of Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo at the World Championships

Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

WATCH: A bubbly 12-year-old Carlos Yulo shares his medal hopes

Oct 13, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Before making history as the first Filipino world gymnastics champion, a young Carlos Yulo only dreams of winning a gold in the SEA Games

THROWBACK. Carlos Yulo takes his act from the local to the world stage.

Filipinos celebrate Carlos Yulo's 'stunning and riveting' golden performance

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:55 AM

For the first time ever, the Philippine national anthem gets played in the world gymnastics stage as Carlos Edriel Yulo becomes the first Filipino world gymnastics champion

FAST FACTS: Who is gymnast Carlos Yulo?

Oct 13, 2019 - 11:30 AM

Get to know more about Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo, who secured a 2020 Tokyo Olympics berth and a historic World Championship gold

Carlos Yulo at the World Championships. Photo credit: Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Carlos Yulo claims PH's historic world championship gold

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

After qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics, Carlos Edriel Yulo rules the men's floor exercise to emerge as the first Filipino world champion in gymnastics

WORLD CHAMPION. Carlos Edriel Yulo continues to make history with a world championship gold. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Biles bewildered by own success: 'How do I do that?'

Oct 12, 2019 - 11:30 AM

US gymnastics queen Simone Biles can break the all-time record for most world championships medals this weekend

HISTORIC. Simone Biles tries to stay calm as a record golden sweep beckons. Photo by Lionel Bonaventure/AFP

Olympics-bound Carlos Yulo lands 10th in world all-around final

Oct 12, 2019 - 8:36 AM

Carlos Edriel Yulo makes it to the top 10 of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships men's all-around event

TOP BET. Carlos Yulo sustains his impressive form in the men's individual all-around final. Photo release

Tokyo training pays off for Olympic-bound gymnast Yulo

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:57 PM

Filipino teen gymnast Carlos Yulo transforms from a shy kid to a celebrated Olympic bet

TRAILBLAZER. Carlos Yulo performs on the pommel horse in the men’s all-around qualifiers of the World Championships in Germany. Photo by Janet Tenorio/Photo release

Carlos Yulo overcomes jitters to clinch Olympic berth

Oct 08, 2019 - 5:50 PM

Carlos Yulo's World Championships performance books him a ticket to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

HISTORY. Carlos Edriel Yulo does a difficult routine on the parallel bars of the all-around qualifiers in the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on Monday, October 7 at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle in Stuttgart, Germany. Photo from release

Carlos Yulo qualifies for 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct 08, 2019 - 10:28 AM

Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo becomes the second Filipino to make it to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

IMPRESSIVE. Carlos Yulo qualifies for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics at 19 years old. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Gymnast Yulo shares gold with Olympic medalist in Japan tilt

Sep 15, 2019 - 7:44 AM

Filipino teen standout Carlos Yulo ties seven-time Olympic medalist Kohei Uchimura in the floor exercise of the All Japan Senior Championships

STELLAR. Carlos Yulo (right) shares the podium with legendary gymnast Kohei Uchimura of Japan. Photo from Linzi Arellano-Co’s Facebook account

Carlos Yulo nabs bronze in 2019 Doha World Cup

Mar 23, 2019 - 10:09 AM

Teen gymnast Carlos Yulo pockets a bronze a month after a golden finish in Australia

PODIUM FINISH. Carlos Yulo (right) settles for a bronze behind silver medalist Rayderley Zapata of Spain (left) and Alexander Shatilov of Israel (center). Photo from Munehiro Kugimiya's Facebook.

PH teen gymnast Carlos Yulo bags gold in Australia

Feb 23, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The 19-year-old rules the men's floor final in Melbourne for his first World Cup gold medal as a senior

WITH A BANG. Carlos Yulo opens his 2019 gymnastics campaign on a high note. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


Teen gymnast Carlos Yulo finds winning rhythm in Olympic quest

Dec 29, 2018 - 10:42 AM

The 18-year-old is already a favorite to deliver a medal – possibly a gold – for the Philippines in the next Olympiad

PREPPING EARLY. Carlos Yulo begins his quest for a seat in the Olympics as early as January. Photo by Delfin Dioquino/Rappler


PH gymnast Carlos Yulo clinches bronze in Germany tilt

Nov 25, 2018 - 12:03 PM

It's another podium finish for the 18-year-old, this time in the 43rd Turnier Der Meister FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup

MORE TO COME. Carlos Yulo takes home another medal from a World Cup. Photo from Munehiro Kugimiya' Facebook page


US Olympic moves to disband USA Gymnastics body

Nov 06, 2018 - 8:16 AM

US gymnasts would continue to compete in events as normal with the full support and backing of the Olympic committee amidst federation dissolution

CONTINUED SUPPORT. USA national gymnasts like Olympic medalist Simone Biles will continue their training amidst federation dissolution. File Photo byTim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

Simone Biles claims record 13th world gold medal

Nov 02, 2018 - 11:34 PM

The American superstar makes history after winning another gold in the individual vault competition of the 2018 World Gymnastics Championships

SPECTACULAR. Simone Biles has a shot at sweeping all her events in the world championships. Photo by Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

PH gymnast Carlos Yulo nabs historic bronze in World Championships

Nov 02, 2018 - 9:55 PM

The 18-year-old secures the country's first medal in a world championship

IMPRESSIVE. Carlos Yulo couldn't have capped his campaign in the world championships any better. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Unstoppable Biles claims record 4th all around world title

Nov 02, 2018 - 10:12 AM

Despite taking a year off, gymnastics superstar Simone Biles makes history yet again in the 2018 World Championships

INCREDIBLE. Team USA's Simone Biles picks up her 12th world title. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

PH gymnast Yulo fails to medal, but makes history in World Championships

Nov 01, 2018 - 12:01 AM

The 18-year-old Filipino finishes 23rd out of the 24 competitors in the men's individual all-around final

HISTORIC. Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo is the first Filipino to qualify in an all-around final of a world championship. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler


Biles leads U.S. to women's team gold at world gymnastics

Oct 31, 2018 - 8:37 AM

The superstar gymnast continues to impress despite a kidney stone problem which saw her rushed to the hospital last weekend

PEERLESS. American gymnast Simone Biles has amassed 11 world gold medals. Photo by Karim Jaafar/AFP

Simone Biles in hospital scare at World Gymnastics

Oct 27, 2018 - 8:27 PM

The American superstar gymnast says the medical emergency won't stop her from competing in the world championships

FIGHTER. Ten-time world champion Simone Biles remains a favorite in the competition.

11-year-old Filipina gymnast killed in UK car crash

Oct 06, 2018 - 3:32 PM

Tributes flow for Marianne Haboc, who was fatally hit by a car while she was on her way home from school

Marianne Haboc was a member of the Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club and had represented the club in various competitions. Photo courtesy of Rochdale Olympic Gymnastics Club (via the Philippine Embassy in London)

Disappointed? Not really, says losing PH gymnast Yulo

Aug 23, 2018 - 9:04 PM

Despite missing the podium, the favored Filipino gymnast keeps his hopes high for future competitions

POSITIVITY. Carlos Edriel Yulo remains positive as he does not feel the pressure of getting an Asian Games medal. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Edgy PH teen gymnast stumbles out of podium

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:38 PM

Early favorite Carlos Yulo falls short of his historic bid to capture the Philippines' first gold in the men's artistic gymnastics

FALLING SHORT. Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo fails to replicate his stellar showing during qualifying round. Photo by Asian Games media pool

PH gymnast Carlos Yulo shoots for Asiad history

Aug 23, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The 18-year-old hopes to emerge as the first Filipino Asian Games champion in artistic gymnastics

FAVORED. After topping the qualification round, Carlos Yulo hopes to rule the men's floor exercise. Photo from Asian Games media pool

Gymnastics: Asian Games first-timers eye podium landing

Aug 18, 2018 - 8:04 PM

Filipino gymnasts Carlos Edriel Yulo and Reyland Capellan vie for a strong debut in the quadrennial meet

FLYING HIGH. Reyland Capellan hopes to follow up on his Southeast Asian Games success with a gold in the continental games. File photo from PSC/POC Pool

PH falters as China, Japan sweep YOG slots in Asian Trampoline Championships

May 20, 2018 - 3:45 PM

Benjamin Jesus Mendoza fails to bring home a medal after becoming the only Filipino to advance in the final round

PH trampoline gymnast snatches bronze in Asian championships debut

May 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

Erin Abaniel transitions from artistic to trampoline gymnastics

UNEXPECTED LOVE. Erin Abaniel develops a love for the trampoline after being forced to switch from the artistic discipline. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

PH gymnasts seek Youth Olympic Games berth in home competition

May 15, 2018 - 8:21 PM

Philippines hosts Asia's qualifying tournament for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games for the first time

YOUTH OLYMPIC QUALIFIER. Colombian Katish Hernandez performs in the artistic gymnastics women's trampoline competition, during the XVIII Bolivarian Games 2017. File photo by Luis Acosta/AFP

Ifugao province pins Palarong Pambansa 2018 hopes on rhythmic gymnast

Apr 11, 2018 - 1:52 PM

Trisha Nayao wants to repeat her multi-medal performance in the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association meet in the forthcoming Palarong Pambansa 2018

Fifteen year-old Trisha Nicole Canayan Nayao, a Grade 9 student of Don Bosco High School in Poblacion South, Lagawe, Ifugao, dominated the gymnastics event of the Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association (CARAA) 2018 Meet held in Abra last February.  source: DepEd Press Release

LOOK: List of PSC's 10 priority sports in 2018

Mar 29, 2018 - 3:31 PM

These are the top 10 sports that will receive a bigger share of the government's allocated budget

BANNERING. (from left to right) weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, judoka Kiyomi Watanable and gymnast Carlos Edriel Yulo. Photo by presidential photo (Diaz), PSC-POC Media Group (Watanabe), Munehiro Kugimiya's Facebook page (Yulo)

Filipino gymnast Yulo pockets 3rd world cup medal in a span of 1 month

Mar 24, 2018 - 5:17 PM

Carlos Edriel Yulo nabs silver in the 2018 Doha World Cup

Filipino gymnast Yulo nabs silver in Azerbaijan stint

Mar 19, 2018 - 8:43 PM

The 18-year-old is the youngest in the men's vault of the Baku World Cup but that hardly shows as he is less than a point behind the gold medal winner

RACKING UP. Carlos Edriel Yulo bags two medals from international gymnastics competitions in less than a month. Contributed photo by Munehiro Kugimiya

US gymnastics coach faces child porn charges

Mar 16, 2018 - 3:38 PM

James Kivisto is found out to have at least 100 'inappropriate images' on his devices he obtained through hidden cameras set up inside the gym's bathroom

ABUSE. A gymnastics coach is facing child pornography charges. File photo


Coach may have known about Larry Nassar in 2011 – Aly Raisman

Feb 09, 2018 - 2:32 PM

At least 265 female athletes – including several Olympic gold medalists in gymnastics – claim Larry Nassar abused them over a period of two decades

STANDING UP. Aly Raisman is among the hundreds that Larry Nassar sexually abused. Photo by Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for Reebok/AFP

Gymnastics doc abused at least 265 women and girls, court told

Feb 01, 2018 - 7:56 AM

Prosecutors say at least 65 victims are to confront Larry Nassar in court, in the last of 3 sentencing hearings for the disgraced doctor who molested young girls and women for two decades

FACING THE COURT. Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar enters the courtroom during the sentencing phase in Eaton, County Circuit Court on January 31, 2018 in Charlotte, Michigan. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

Michigan launches probe into US gymnastics sex abuse doctor

Jan 28, 2018 - 6:29 PM

Attorney General Bill Schuette says his department would "put a bright light at every corner" of Michigan State University, which is under scrutiny for a 2014 investigation that cleared Larry Nassar of serious wrongdoing

PREDATOR. Former Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar addresses the court during the sentencing phase in Ingham County Circuit Court on January 24, 2018 in Lansing, Michigan. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

Up to 175 years in jail for disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor

Jan 25, 2018 - 7:43 AM

'I've just signed your death warrant,' Judge Rosemarie Aquilina says as she hands down what amounts to a life sentence to the 54-year-old Nassar

Olympic gymnast Maroney reveals team doctor abused her beginning at age 13

Oct 19, 2017 - 3:39 AM

The 'Me Too' campaign convinces the Olympic gold medalist into sharing her story of sexual abuse from a team doctor over the years.

BRAVERY. "People should know this is not just happening in Hollywood," says the Olympic gold medalist. Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images/AFP

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

Gymnast De Guzman collects silver, bronze medals; Capellan adds bronze

Aug 23, 2017 - 2:44 PM

The 17 year old picks up a silver in floor exercise and a bronze in the balance beam competition

GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE. Kaitlin De Guzman wins silver and bronze, to add to her gold, in gymnastics in the 2017 SEA Games. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

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Aug 22, 2017 - 8:21 PM

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De Guzman, aged 17, grabs artistic gymnastics gold in 2017 SEA Games

Aug 22, 2017 - 1:49 PM

Kaitlin De Guzman gives the Philippines its 5th gold medal in the 2017 Southeast Asian Games

Gymnast Capellan wins PH's 4th gold of 2017 SEA Games

Aug 22, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Reyland Capellan successfully defends the crown and takes the top spot in this year s SEA Games men s artistic gymnastics floor exercise

BACK-TO-BACK. Reyland Capellan scored 13.950 points to win the gold medal for the Philippines. Photo from PSC/POC Pool

10-year Palaro veteran gymnast Orella eyes gold in SEAG debut

Jun 26, 2017 - 6:16 PM

After Arielle Orella was given up for adoption at birth the most bemedalled Palaro gymnast has a new bucket list item: a SEA Games medal

MEDAL COLLECTOR. After dominating in the Palarong Pambansa for a decade, Arielle Nichole Orella sets her targets on her first SEA Games medal. Photo by Alexx Esponga/Rappler

Truck driver's daughter is Palaro's gymnastics gold medalist

Apr 28, 2017 - 4:08 PM

The 13 year old NCR athlete emerges triumphant in women s artistic gymnastics winning first place in rhythmic gymnastics RG clubs second in RG rope and RG Hoop and third in RG ball

BEMEDALLED. Divina Sembrana (center) poses with her medals at the awarding ceremony in gymnastics at the EBJ Gymnasium for the Palarong Pambansa. Photo courtesy of Divina Sembrano