Home Carlos Yulo to defend Baku World Cup titles

Carlos Yulo to defend Baku World Cup titles

Back in action, Carlos Yulo out to defend titles in Baku World Cup

Filipino gymnastics sensation Carlos Yulo is back in action for the first time in five months in hopes of returning to his previous performance level.

As part of his intense training for the Paris Olympics, Yulo will compete in the 2024 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series in Baku, Azerbaijan, beginning Thursday, March 7.

Yulo is competing for the first time since his disappointing showing at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, in October during the World Cup Series leg in Baku.

He had a nightmarish start to the world championships, tumbling flat on his back twice in the all-around qualification and only making one apparatus final. Still, the 24-year-old nonetheless booked his ticket to Paris in Antwerp.

After earning at least a bronze in the previous four world championship competitions, he saw his medal run broken in the global showdown, finishing fourth in the floor exercise final.

President of the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines Cynthia Carrion stated that Yulo, who trained in South Korea earlier this year, has a “very, very good” chance of putting on a solid performance. 

During the World Cup Series the previous year, Yulo made a lasting impression by winning three golds, one silver, and two bronzes in three legs.

Yulo wants to defend his titles in his parallel bars and pet events vault in Baku. Tough competition awaits as he goes up against China’s Zou Jingyuan, Ukraine’s Illia Kovtun, and Turkey’s Adem Asil.


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *