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Yulo, EJ lead PSA Major Awardees

The Philippine Star
Yulo, EJ lead PSA Major Awardees
Philippines' Carlos Edriel Yulo competes during the Men's Parallel Bars final at the World Gymnastics Championships in Liverpool, northern England on November 6, 2022.
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MANILA, Philippines — Gymnast Carlos Yulo and pole-vaulter EJ Obiena along with the Philippine women’s football team will receive Major Awards in next month’s San Miguel Corp.-Philippine Sportswriters Association (SMC-PSA) Awards Night at the grand ballroom of the Diamond Hotel.

Yulo clinched a silver and bronze in the men’s vault and parallel bars during the 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Liverpool England while Obiena vaulted to a new Asian-high mark of 5.94 meters on his way to bagging a historic bronze in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

The Filipinas, meanwhile, punched a first-ever ticket to the FIFA Women’s World Cup following their third place finish in the AFC Women’s Asian Cup under coach Alen Stajcic.

Twelve others will receive Major Awards in the March 6 gala night presented by the Philippine Sports Commission and Cignal TV, and backed by the Philippine Olympic Committee, Tagaytay City Mayor Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, Milo, Smart, MVP Sports Foundation, Rain or Shine, 1Pacman Rep. Mikee Romero, Philippine Basketball Association, OKBet and ICTSI.

In the mix with Yulo, Obiena and Filipinas are boxer Carlo Paalam, jiu-jitsu bets Meggie Ochoa and Kimberly Anne Custodio, karateka Junna Tsukii, pool players Rubilen Amit, Carlo Biado, and Johann Chua, weightlifter Vanessa Sarno, the volleyball duo of Jovelyn Gonzaga and Sisi Rondina, Esports organization Blacklist International, jockey Jessie Guce and champion horse Boss Emong.

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