Japanese head coach Munehiro Kugimiya gave his seal of approval to all six members of the national men’s artistic gymnastics squad, bannered by two-time world champion and Tokyo Olympian Carlos Yulo, at the close of a week-long training camp last Tuesday, May 2, at the GAP gym inside Philippine Sports Commission’s Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Malate, Manila.
Her decision is an utter shock to this observer simply because Yuka’s a rare find and capable of projecting to the world the wonderful world of Philippine sports.
GLORY is addictive and with the Tokyo delight of Pinoy Olympians, I’m sure it will not hurt if we will make appreciation a regular habit. Hidilyn, the heroine of Zamboanga, is now made for life, while Nesthy, Eumir and scavenger-turned multi-millionaire Carlo are now part of our vocabulary.
PSC chairman William “Butch” Ramirez said it’s understandable that Filipinos are expecting Pinoy Olympians to deliver the goods in the Tokyo Olympics.