The top collegiate volleyball teams in the country gather in Iloilo City starting next week for the holding of the University Games Collegiate Grand Slam Cup at the San Agustin campus gym.
A total of 42 teams will be competing in indoor volleyball tournament -- 24 men’s and 18 women’s -- which will be renamed the ‘2nd Dominic Sytin Cup’, in honor of the late CEO of United Auctioneers Inc. and benefactor of the University of the Philippines Lady Maroons.
Filipino gymnast qualifies
for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
Carlos EdrielYulo came through with a gritty performance on Monday to advance to the men’s’ all-around finals, and, more importantly, secure a slot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games in the 49th FIG Artistic Gymnastics Championships at the Hans Martin Schleyer Halle in Germany.
Propped up by identical scores of 14.333 in the vault and parallel bars, his last two events, Yulo finished 18th overall out of 160 entries to make the cut of 24 gymnasts in the all-around finals on Friday at the ultra-modern, 15,000-seat arena in the home of both Porsche and Merdes Benz.
In a historic first for Philippine gymnastics, the diminutive 4-foot-11 dynamo emerged as the country’s second Olympic qualifier after pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, who sealed his own ticket to Tokyo early last month in ruling a meet in Italy.