Carlos Yulo Bio: Family, Gold Medal, Achievements & Girlfriend

Every year, nations such as the United States, Germany, Canada, and so on produce world-renowned gymnastics and win the Olympics.

However, when Carlos Yulo bagged the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, the news dropped like a big bomb in southeast Asia.

Of course, it wasn’t only that he was the foremost Filipino world champion gymnast, but he was the first-ever world male champion gymnast from Southeast Asia.

Indeed, the Philippines had every reason for firecrackers and celebrations.

Currently, the artistic gymnast Carlos Yulo has his training under the head coach Munehiro Kugimiya in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from his career, he also has taken his study in a parallel line.

Carlos Yulo
Carlos Yulo, 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships’ Gold Medalist

“You can break down or break records. It’s up to you.”
-Carlos Yulo

Quick Facts

Full NameCarlos Edriel Hollman Yulo
Date of BirthFebruary 16, 2000
Birth PlaceMalate, Manila, Philippines
Nick NameCaloy
ReligionChristianity
NationalityFilipino
EthnicityAsian
Zodiac SignAquarius
Age22 years old (as of July 2021)
Height4 feet 10 inches (1.5 m)
Weight69 kg (150 lbs)
Hair ColorDark Brown
Eye ColorDark Brown
BuildAthletic
Father’s NameMark Andrew Yulo
Mother’s NameAngelica Yulo
SiblingsAn elder brother, Joriel Yulo
A younger brother, Karl Jahrel Eldrew Yulo
A younger sister, Iza Yulo 
EducationAurora A. Quezon Elementary School
Adamson University
Teikyo University
Marital StatusUnmarried
GirlfriendChloe Anjeleigh
ProfessionArtistic gymnast
Country RepresentationPhilippines
Training CenterTokyo, Japan
Head CoachesRicardo Ortero (former)
Munehiro Kugimiya (present)
Active Years2008-present
Net Worth$1 million
Social MediaInstagram, Twitter
Gymnastics Merch Mats, Equipment, Bars
Last UpdateJuly, 2022

Carlos Yulo | Body Measurements

Carlos Yulo is a short-height gymnast who measures 4 feet 10 inches (1.5 m) while weighing 69 kg (150 lbs).

Additionally, he is fair-skinned with chinky eyes and a gummy smile. His eye and hair are of similar color, dark brown.

carlos yulo
Carlos Yulo

Moreover, his overall body stats measure 40-28-35, and his biceps span is 14. Similarly, he wears a shoe size of 4 (UK).

Now, for his physical statistics’ timely maintenance, Yulo works out six to eight hours a day, six days per week.

In fact, he also gets his share of strict diets, which include hefty servings of vegetables. However, he is free to have anything he wants when he is out of the diet.

Most importantly, his coach himself prepares him his meals three times a week.

Carlos Yulo | Early Life, Family, and Education

Yulo (fully named Carlos Edriel Hollman Yulo) was born on February 16, 2000, under Aquarius’ sun sign. He is the second eldest son of Angelica Yulo and Mark Andrew Yulo.

In his family, he has his elder brother, Joriel Yulo, followed by his younger brother and sister, Karl Jahrel Eldrew Yulo and Iza Yulo.

Born in Manila, Yulo was raised in Leveriza Street, Malate, near the Rizal Memorial Stadium. Thus, most of his childhood was spent watching the Philippines’ top gymnasts training.

Hence, we can say he had exposure to the field from a tender age and started when he was seven.

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Education

First, Yulo was enrolled in the  Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School in Malina, where he completed his primary education.

Alongside, he commenced his gymnastics training at the Philippine National Games.

During his tenure, he stood as a member of the National Capital Region’s gymnastics team.

Yulo with his family
Yulo with his family

As he got free training during his tenure, he also got the chance to attend Adamson University in Ermita.

Thanks to the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines, he accomplished his secondary education from Adamson.

Following it, he had to move to Japan, and that’s where he started his further education at Teikyo University in Itabashi.

Currently, Yulo is fluent in the Japanese language and studies under a scholarship program provided by the Japan Olympic Association.

Not to mention, he commenced his study in 2013 and is devoted to a degree in literature.

Carlos Yulo | Amateur Career

Yulo commenced early with his work at the age of seven. It all started from the day when his grandfather Rodrigo Frisco saw him doing somersaults in the playground.

Before it, he used to do acrobats with his friends in the Paraiso ng Batang Maynila, a playground and park near the Manila Zoo.

In addition to that, his grandfather admitted Yulo to the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP). Following it, he was also provided free training by Philippine Sports Commission at the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex.

Likewise, he commenced his game participation in 2008 as a part of the National Capital Region’s gymnastics team.

However, during his first years, he didn’t win any titles until 2011. The years of practice were fruiting in 2011 when he claimed four gold medals alone in the 2011 Palarong Pambansa.

At the same time, he also gained gold in the 2011 Philippine National Games.

Meanwhile, coach Munehiro Kugimiya was sent to train Filipino gymnasts by Japan as a friendly gesture. He was quite impressed with Yulo and believed in his skills back then.

Therefore, Kugimiya offered him a chance to train in Japan; however, Yulo was sixteen. Innocently, he replied to ask his parents first. Later, he moved to Japan with his parent’s consent and commenced his training.

As always, the training didn’t come up easily, and Yulo didn’t give up.

Similarly, the next year, Yulo garnered the limelight after claiming gold for the parallel bars at the 14th Junior Asian Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

“My mother told me it was better to go to Japan and train with coach Munehiro, so I went. I was a shy kid then, and there was the problem of communication. It was a bit hard since I was alone.”
-Carlos Yulo

Carlos Yulo | Professional Career

At the age of 18, Carlos Yulo entered the senior league games through the 2018 Gymnastics World Cup series.

He was liked for his Melbourne, Baku, Doha, and Cottbus events during his tenure. Right after it, he partook in the 2018 Asian Games.

Similarly, he was then seen at the 2018 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha. Overall, he took the bronze medal home in the floor exercise.

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Thus, we can mark this phase as the evolution of his games. He stood as the only Southeast Asian gymnast to win a medal at the championships.

2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Champion

Not long after it, he became the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Champion in Stuttgart, Germany.

During the result, he was bagging all gold in the all-around and floor exercise and silver in the pommel horse, still rings, vault, parallel bars, and horizontal bar.

However, as a result, it was announced that his parents weren’t watching live as they did before.

That was because they had to get up at around 5:30 am. Therefore, Yulo’s coach passed the message through a phone call to his parents.

Following it, Yulo had a phone call to his parents where he mentioned he wanted to cry but couldn’t as he was too shy.

Altogether, the victory was celebrated by his whole nation as he stood aloof as a historic feat.

“We weren’t able to watch the live streaming on YouTube because we really did not expect Caloy to win. Because the last time we watched the all-around, we ended up staying until 2:30 a.m.”
-Carlos Yulo’s mother, Angelica Yulo

Recent Journey

Additionally, he secured direct qualification to compete for the Philippines at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.

Yulo became the second Filipino qualifier in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after pole vaulter EJ Obiena.

As the Phillippine’s flag bearer, he claimed two bronzes in the 2020 All-Japan Gymnastics Championships Sunday at Takasaki Arena.

He stood behind Japanese gymnasts Hidenobu Yonekura and Keisuke Asato in the vault during the event.

In the meantime, he again fell behind Kazuki Minami and Ryosuke Doi in the floor exercise. Overall, he finished eighth in the men’s all around, with a total score of 170.032 points.

Following it, he became one of four Filipinos who qualified for the coronavirus-postponed Tokyo Olympics.

Some of the other gymnasts alongside him are pole vaulter EJ Obiena and boxers Eumir Felix Marcial and Irish Magno. All in all, he is now training hard for his upcoming 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Fake News

The most awaited Tokyo Olympics is right at the moment. As Yulo practiced his triple-back and double-forward sequence, he injured his hip.

Following it, many news circulated stating that he wouldn’t partake in the Tokyo Olympics. 

Altogether, Gymnastics Association of the Philippines (GAP) president Cynthia Carrion has opened up to the state that Carlos is doing quite well and the injury was a minor one.

Also, for a while, Carlos had prioritized his health to be in shape for the games. Hence, he was out of training. 

Carlos Yulo | Injuries & Achievements

Unlike every athlete, Yulo has also suffered some injuries in the run. His foremost setback was on 24 May 2017, during the 2017 Asian Junior Championships in Bangkok, Thailand.

Back then, he struggled with a sprained ankle in training; however, he bagged the gold for the parallel bars.

Following it, he had a chest injury in 2019, which, unfortunately, kept him away from the 2019 World Cup event in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Altogether, he hasn’t thankfully faced any major problems and has been shining ever since.

  • 2011 Palarong Pambansa (four golds)
  • 2011 Philippine National Games (gold)
  • 2018 Asian Games – 7th place
  • 48th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (2018) – floor exercise (bronze), the first Filipino to earn a medal at a world gymnastics championship
  • 2019 World Cup Gymnastics (Melbourne circuit) – floor exercise (gold)
  • 2019 World Cup Gymnastics (Doha circuit) – floor exercise (bronze)
  • 49th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships (2019) – floor exercise (gold), men’s individual all-around (tenth), the first Filipino to win a world gymnastics championship, and second Filipino to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics
  • 2019 Southeast Asian Games – individual all-around (gold), floor exercise (gold), still rings (silver), pommel horse (silver), vault, parallel bars (silver), horizontal bar (silver)
  • President’s Award, 2020 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards

Carlos Yulo | Net Worth and Salary

Carlos Yulo is expected to have a net worth of $1 million. Apparently, he also gets financial support from the teams.

Likewise, he had gained P500,000 for his gold medal in Germany with the addition of P500,000 more as a monetary reward.

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Carlos Yulo | Personal Life

Yulo is fondly known as “Caloy,” and what we see today are his glorious days, victories, and records. However, he also has his own personalized space in his life, and controversies have also surrounded him.

Bagging the World Championship and standing as the only one writing the history pages is not a joke! However, people have such an audacity to call him up for toxic masculinity.

Therewith, we should be sure of the story and should take time to recognize thriving young athletes such as Yulo.

Yulo giving his performance
Yulo giving his performance

Furthermore, Yulo indeed started his career through a simple walk alongside his grandfather in the park. Until today, Yulo is thankful to his father for gaining his flexibility.

As a fun fact, his father, Mark Andrew Yulo, used to be a street dancer and now works as a messenger.

Subsequently, we all know the gymnast’s actual height as he stands at 4 feet 10 inches. Indeed, he is short; however, he can’t be estimated with just his height in mind.

Additionally, Yulo also had a time when he had thought of quitting. It dates back to the disappointing seventh-place finish in the 2018 Asian Games when he actually gave it a thought.

“Be patient, listen to your parents and your coach, and of course, be disciplined.”
-Carlos Yulo

Coach, Munehiro Kugimiya

Munehiro Kugimiya, the Japanese coach of Carlos Yulo, shares quite a bond with his trainer. Yulo calls him ‘Mune’ and is quite loyal to him as he even turned down the American schools’ attractive offers.

Carlos Yulo and Munehiro Kugimiya
Carlos Yulo with his Japanese Coach, Munehiro Kugimiya

Altogether, he calls his coach his second dad. In fact, Kugimiya is also the assistant professor at the university where Yulo is studying at.

Dating Life and Social Media 

Currently, Carlos Yulo hasn’t revealed any information regarding his personal life. Thus, many of us wonder if he has ever met someone (love).

If you search all his days and articles, it showcases him as single but is he really?

Well, Yulo is not single as he seems to be dating a gorgeous lady.

Indeed, he has kept things really private; however, you can see him showering love for her on his Twitter accounts. As you dig deeper, you can find that the feeling is mutual. So who is that girl?

As a brief description, she is a thriving singer and a Youtuber, Chloe Anjeleigh.

Although we don’t have details about her life, she is quite beautiful and has a fantastic voice. The duo seems lovely and in love with each other.

To date, if you wish to get a closer look into his timeline, you can visit through his social media accounts as listed below.

Instagram handle@c_edrielzxs
Twitter handle@c_edrielzxs
Twitter handle (Chloe)@chloeanjeleigh
YouTube channelChloe Anjeleigh

Carlos Yulo | FAQs

Who does Carlos Yulo idolize?

Carlos Yulo idolizes Japan’s three-time Olympic gold medalist and 21-time world champion Kohei Uchimura.

What winning score did Carlos Yulo record in the finals vault?

The gymnast scored a winning record of 14.916. You can watch his performance in the finals vault on Youtube.

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