All pressure Yulo feels now is just winning for country

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Carlos Yulo, according to his sport’s association, has no idea on what the bonanza is for winning an Olympic gold medal for the
Philippines. —AUGUST DELA CRUZ

TOKYO—The country’s brightest hope for a gold-medal performance is not even aware yet of how much the bounty is attached to the feat.

“I haven’t told him yet about it and I don’t plan to,” said Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion on Wednesday at Conrad Hotel here.

“Him” is reigning gymnastics world champion Carlos Yulo.

And there’s a very good reason why Carrion isn’t telling him about the incentives that could, according to Philippine Olympic Committee president Rep. Abraham “Bambol” Tolentino, reach a whopping P50 million. “I want him to do everything he can for the country, not just for the money,” Carrion said.

The law guarantees an Olympic champ P10 million…

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