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Elite U.S. gymnastics coach Haney suspended for 8 years

Apr 30, 2020 - 4:10 PM

Coach Maggie Haney, accused of verbally abusing and mistreating gymnasts, has been barred from training US team members

US Riley McCusker (L) is hugged by her coach Maggie Haney after making her routine in the Artistic Gymnastics Women's Uneven Bars Final to win the gold medal during the Lima 2019 Pan-American Games in Lima, on July 30, 2019. (Photo by Luis ROBAYO / AFP)

Biles takes aim at USA Gymnastics in birthday tweet

Mar 15, 2020 - 3:09 PM

Star gymnast Simone Biles demands an independent investigation into the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 19: Simone Biles performs her floor exercise during day four of the U.S. Gymnastics Championships 2018 at TD Garden on August 19, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. Tim Bradbury/Getty Images/AFP

No Olympic worries for Yulo after Baku World Cup loss

Mar 14, 2020 - 5:09 PM

Philippine star gymnast Carlos Yulo fails to qualify for the finals, which were eventually canceled due the coronavirus outbreak

MOVING ON. Carlos Yulo fails to advance to the finals in the parallel bars and vault events of the FIG Apparatus World Cup. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Carlos Yulo prepares for 'surprise' performance in Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Mar 11, 2020 - 9:44 PM

World champion gymnast Carlos Yulo skips his signature floor exercise event in this month's tournament as he whips up a Tokyo 2020 Olympics surprise

'SURPRISE'. Carlos Yulo is determined to improve himself across all apparatuses in the 2020 Baku World Cup. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

USA Gymnastics sex assault deal pays some only $82,550 – reports

Feb 24, 2020 - 10:48 PM

Sexual assault victims of former US team doctor Larry Nassar will receive amounts ranging from $1.25 million to a minimum of $82,550

LIFE IN PRISON. Larry Nassar has received multiple sentences for more than 100 years for sexual assaults. File photo by Jeff Kowalsky/AFP

Uzbekistan's 44-year-old gymnast heads for 'last' Olympics

Feb 14, 2020 - 4:33 PM

'If I'd stopped, I think I would have strongly regretted it,' says gymnast Oksana Chusovitina as she competes in her eighth Olympics

NO LETUP. The passion to compete continuse to burn for gymnast Oksana Chusovitina. Photo by Minas Panagiotakis/Getty Images/AFP

Basagan ng Trip with Leloy Claudio: Work out like Rizal

Dec 30, 2019 - 12:24 PM

Jose Rizal wasn't just an intellectual – he was also a fitness buff

Carlos Yulo to receive P3.2 million as Duterte gives SEA Games 2019 bonus

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:40 AM

(UPDATED) Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo emerges as the Philippines' most bemedalled athlete in the 2019 SEA Games

BEMEDALLED. Carlos Yulo bags 2 golds and 5 silvers in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Charmaine Dolar nabs lone PH medal in aerobic gymnastics

Dec 09, 2019 - 6:45 PM

Vietnam and Thailand dominate as aerobic gymnast Charmaine Dolor carries the fight for the Philippines

Charmaine Dolar and Carl Joshua Tangonan of the Philippines performs in the finals of the Mixed Pair category in the Aerobic Gymnastics Individual event of the 30th SEA Games at the Rizal Memorial Coliseum on December 9, 2019. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Cancer survivor strikes SEA Games gymnastics gold for PH

Dec 07, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Daniela dela Pisa, an ovarian cancer survivor, captures a gold medal in rhythmic gymnastics

FIGHTER. Daniela dela Pisa proves to be a champion on and off the mat. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Gymnastics chief rues missed chance of 'distracted' Carlos Yulo

Dec 07, 2019 - 11:38 AM

After Carlos Yulo collected 2 golds and 5 silvers, Philippine gymnastics president Cynthia Carrion thinks her top ward could have completed a golden sweep

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Carlos Yulo seals SEA Games stint with back-to-back silvers

Dec 04, 2019 - 10:57 PM

Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo wraps up his 2019 SEA Games campaign with 2 golds and 5 silvers

SOLID. Carlos Yulo picks up a medal in all 7 gymnastics events. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

Carlos Yulo settles for third SEA Games silver

Dec 04, 2019 - 5:04 PM

After starting his Southeast Asian Games campaign with back-to-back golds, Carlos Yulo picks up his third silver medal in the gymnastics vault event

RUNNER-UP. Philippine bet Carlos Yulo finishes second behind Thailand in the vault event. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LOOK: Carlos Yulo 'shocked' by Mark Bautista's DM

Dec 04, 2019 - 4:17 PM

Filipino artist Mark Bautista slides into Carlos Yulo's DMs to congratulate him

Carlos Yulo ties Indonesia, secures still rings silver

Dec 03, 2019 - 7:32 PM

(UPDATED) World champion Carlos Yulo amasses two golds and two silvers after two days of action in the 2019 SEA Games gymnastics competition

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Carlos Yulo misses gymnastics sweep, settles for pommel silver

Dec 03, 2019 - 6:28 PM

Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo falls short of his seven-gold sweep bid after settling for a silver in the pommel horse

RUNNER-UP. Malaysia spoils Carlos Yulo's bid for a perfect campaign. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Carlos Yulo rules signature floor exercise event for 2nd gold

Dec 03, 2019 - 5:09 PM

Gymnastics star Carlos Yulo easily tops the floor exercise event to bag his second gold medal in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Carlos Yulo flashes world-class act for first SEA Games gold

Dec 01, 2019 - 6:04 PM

(UPDATED) World champion gymnast Carlos Yulo makes a splash on the first day to bag the men's artistic all-around gold in the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

 Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Send in the athletes

Nov 29, 2019 - 9:43 PM

In the end, it's all about the athletes and allowing them to shine

How Carlos Yulo tumbled to success

Nov 02, 2019 - 7:08 PM

Before basking in world gymnastics glory, Carlos Yulo shares how he came back from the brink of quitting

Pressure needed to keep Carlos Yulo going, says mother

Oct 17, 2019 - 6:11 PM

Carlos Yulo's mother Angelica shares how the world champion gymnast needed some extra push just so he won't quit

'DON'T SETTLE'. Carlos Yulo's mother, Angelica, makes sure that her golden son does not settle for less than his best. Photo from Jat Tenorio/Red Ox Media Events

Manny Pangilinan extends support to Carlos Yulo's family of gymnasts

Oct 16, 2019 - 5:59 PM

After rewarding Carlos Yulo with P1 million, the MVP Sports Foundation also lends help to the world champion's gymnast siblings

FULL SUPPORT. Manny V Pangilinan rewards Carlos Yulo for his hitoric feat. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

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

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