De Lima pushes Senate commendation for Yulo for world gymnastics feat

Senator Leila de Lima has filed a resolution commending Filipino gymnast Carlos Yulo for winning gold in the 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships men’s vault and another silver medal in the parallel bars event.

De Lima said Yulo’s triumph following his setback in the Tokyo Olympics, serves as an inspiration to Filipinos as the country recovers from the effects of 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,” De Lima said in filing Senate Resolution No. 941.

Yulo captured the gold in the men's vault in the said competition held at Kitakyushu General Gymnasium in Japan last Oct. 24.

On the same day he also won a silver medal in the men's parallel bar final, becoming the first Filipino gymnast to win multiple world championship medals in a single staging of the tournament.

The reelectionist senator said Yulo’s win signifies the Filipino’s indomitable spirit and perseverance.

“He 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 stressed.

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