Yulo, Obiena, Filipinas lead PSA major awardees

Bet on Filipinos EJ Obiena (pole vault) and Carlos Yulo (gymnastics).

Bet on Filipinos EJ Obiena (pole vault) and Carlos Yulo (gymnastics). AFP FILE PHOTO

The close sporting relationship Carlos Yulo, EJ Obiena and the Philippines women’s national football team have been inextricably linked through history.

The Philippine Sports Writers Association (PSA) will ensure that those relationships are never forgotten.

The country’s biggest and brightest sports organization will shine even brighter for this trio, honoring them and 12 others at next month’s San Miguel Corporation-PSA Awards Night at the Diamond Hotel’s Grand Ballroom. .

Yulo won silver and bronze medals in the men’s singles and parallels in the 51st FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships (International Gymnastics Federation) in Liverpool, England, during when Obiena achieved a new Asian highest of 5.94 meters on the way to setting a historic record. bronze medal in the World Athletics Championships in Oregon.

Meanwhile, the Philippines team won their first ticket to the FIFA Women’s World Cup after finishing third at the AFC Asian Women’s Championship under the FIFA Women’s World Cup. under coach Alen Stajcic.

The other 12 grand prize winners include: boxer Carlo Paalam, jiu-jitsu bettors Meggie Ochoa and Kimberly Anne Custodio, karateka Junna Tsukii, billiards Rubilen Amit, Carlo Biado and Johann Chua, athletes Weightlifter Vanessa Sarno, volleyball duo Jovelyn Gonzaga and Sisi Rondina, e-sports organization Blacklist International, equestrian Jessie Guca and champion horse Boss Emong.

The main awardees will share the limelight with Hidilyn Diaz-Naranjo, who will take center stage as PSA Athlete of the Year.

Olympic gold medalist and weightlifting queen will be honored for the second year in a row after winning gold at the world championships.

22-year-old Yulo also won three golds in the 9th Gymnastics Championships in Doha, Qatar, after finishing first in the barbell, parallel and floor exercises, bronze. won another silver medal in the all-around event.

—Inquirer Sports Staff INQ

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