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

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Carlos Yulo is an artistic Filipino gymnast who was the first male Southeast Asian gymnast to win gold at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and has also won multiple medals in different championships.

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

Carlos Yulo, 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships' Gold Medalist (Source Pinterest)
Carlos Yulo, 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships’ Gold Medalist (Source: Pinterest)

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

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

The artistic gymnast Carlos Yulo is training under the head coach Munehiro Kugimiya in Tokyo, Japan. Apart from his career, he is also serious about his studies.

He recently competed in the 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool.

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

Know more about the Gymnast down below.

Carlos Edriel Poquiz Yulo | Quick Facts

Full Name Carlos Edriel Poquiz Yulo
Date of Birth February 16, 2000
Birth Place Malate, Manila, Philippines
Nick Name Caloy
Religion Christianity
Nationality Filipino
Ethnicity Asian
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Age 24 years old
Height 4’11″/1.50 m/ 150 cm
Weight 69 kg/150 lb.
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Mark Andrew Yulo
Mother’s Name Angelica Yulo
Siblings An elder brother, Joriel Yulo
A younger brother, Karl Jahrel Eldrew Yulo
A younger sister, Iza Yulo 
Education Aurora A. Quezon Elementary School
Adamson University
Teikyo University
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Chloe Anjeleigh
Profession Artistic gymnast
Country Representation Philippines
Training Center Tokyo, Japan
Head Coaches Ricardo Ortero (former)
Munehiro Kugimiya (present)
Active Years 2008-present
Net Worth $1.5 million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May, 2024

Carlos Yulo | Body Measurements

Carlos Yulo is a short-height gymnast who measures 1.5 m while weighing 150 lbs.

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

Carlos Showing His Physique
Carlos Showing His Physique (Source: Twitter)

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

For his physical statistics’ timely maintenance, Yulo works 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 his meals three times a week.

Carlos Yulo | Early Life, Family, And Education

Yulo (fully named Carlos Edriel Poquiz 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.

Carlos With His Parents In Press Conference
Carlos With His Parents In Press Conference (Source: Twitter)

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.


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.

He got free training during his tenure and 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 University.

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

Currently, Yulo is fluent in Japanese 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 the day when his grandfather Rodrigo Frisco saw him doing somersaults in the playground.

Before it, he used to do acrobatics 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.

Carlos Edriel Yulo performing (Source Panay News)
Carlos Edriel Yulo performing (Source: Panay News)

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, Japan sent coach Munehiro Kugimiya to train Filipino gymnasts 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, Yulo garnered the limelight the next year 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 a problem with communication. It was a bit hard since I was alone.”
-Carlos Yulo

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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.

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.

Carlos At The 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Champion
Carlos At The 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Champion (Source: Tempo)

That was because they had to get up at around 5:30 am. Therefore, Yulo’s coach passed the message by phone 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, scoring 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.

Yulo At The 2021 Tokyo Olympics
Yulo At The Tokyo Olympics (Source: Tempo)

He was training hard for his 2021 Tokyo Olympics, Where he won bronze in parallel bars.

In 2022, The 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2022 were held in Liverpool, England, on Friday, November 4, and Carlos Yulo showcased his versatility by placing eighth in the all-around competition (early Saturday in Manila).

Yulo, 24, relied on his floor exercise and parallel bars routines to finish with 82.098 points, falling short of gold medalist Daiki Hashimoto, the reigning Olympic champion, who scored an astounding 87.198 points.

They placed 23rd in 2018 and 10th in the 2019 edition.

After winning silver in the individual all-around at the 2022 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Doha, he won gold on the floor exercise to win his first-ever Asian Championship title. He then won gold in the parallel bars and vault competitions.

He also competed at the 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships and bagged a silver in vault and bronze in parallel bars.

Year Event Team AA FX PH SR VT PB HB
2022 Southeast Asian Games 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 6 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s) 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)
Asian Championships 9 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)   4 1st place, gold medalist(s) 1st place, gold medalist(s)  
World Championships   8 7   R2 2nd place, silver medalist(s) 3rd place, bronze medalist(s)  

Fake News

At the Tokyo Olympics, 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 revealed 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.

In the 2022 All Japan Seniors Championship, Yulo injured his finger. However, he recovered quickly and participated in the 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

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
  • 75th All-Japan Artistic Gymnastics Championships – floor exercise (gold), vault (bronze)
  • 2021 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – vault (gold), parallel bars (silver)
  • 2021 Southeast Asian Games – all-around (gold), floor exercise (gold), still rings (gold), vault (gold), horizontal bar (gold), parallel bars (silver)
  • 2022 Asian Artistic Gymnastics Championships – floor exercise (gold), vault (gold), parallel bars (gold), all-around (silver)
  • 2022 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships – vault (silver), parallel bars (bronze)

Carlos Yulo | Net Worth And Salary

Carlos Yulo is expected to have a net worth of $1.5 million. Apparently, he also gets financial support from the teams.

Likewise, he had gained P500,000 ($8,716) for his gold medal in Germany, adding P500,000 ($9,004) more as a monetary reward.

In the SEA 2021 games, individual gold winners were reported to receive $5402, and $1800 for silver winners. Carlos bagged 5 golds and 2 silvers in the competition, which means he won around $30,610.

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 dare to call him up for toxic masculinity.

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

Furthermore, Yulo started his career through a simple walk with 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.

Subsequently, we all know the gymnast’s actual height as he stands at 1.5 m. 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


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

He has a girlfriend, Chloe Anjeleigh.

Yulo and Chloe Anjeleighseems seem to have poles apart personalities and have height differences too, although we all say, as always opposite attracts.


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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, fashion influencer, and a Youtuber, Chloe Anjeleigh.

Although we don’t have details about her life, she is beautiful and has a fantastic voice. The duo seems lovely and in love with each other. You can find her on Twitter @chloeanjeleigh and on YouTube @Chloe Anjeleigh.

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 With His Japanese Coach, Munehiro Kugimiya (Source Facebook)
Carlos Yulo With His Japanese Coach, Munehiro Kugimiya (Source: Facebook)

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

Carlos Yulo | Social Media Presence

Yulo is a popular Filipino gymnast. He came to the limelight after becoming the first-ever male athlete to win a gold in Southeast Asia at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2019.

Yulo keeps his fans aware of his ventures and whereabouts by posting on his social media handles. He is available on Twitter @c_edrielzxs and Instagram @c_edrielzxs.

Twitter: 153.7k followers

Instagram: 105k followers

Carlos Yulo | Popularity Graph

The search graph of Carlos for the year 2022 illustrates the dynamic search by his fans.

Carlos Yulo, Popularity Graph
Carlos Yulo’s Popularity Graph (Source: Google Trends)

We can say that the gymnast is admirably popular and known.

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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