After failing to win gold in Liverpool, Yulo vows to return in Paris 2024

Carlos Yulo’s show of bravery in defending the gold vault has dwindled. —JAT TENORIO / PHOTO CONTRIBUTED

Carlos Edriel Yulo beat his rivals in the recently concluded 51st FIG Gymnastics World Championships — Olympic champion Daiki Hashimoto of Japan, Zhang Boheng of China and Wataru Tanigawa of Japan — and did not judge his position at all.

“I was in the first group, the first time I was placed with really good people. That’s when I realized that I was missing a lot of things,” Yulo said after finishing a campaign against the best gymnasts in the world – and missing a gold medal – in Liverpool, England.

“They are really different mentally, not just in terms of skills. I really admire them,” the Filipino fireball added.

Hashimoto knocked Boheng down in the extremely demanding men’s event, where Yulo finished eighth, no thanks to his poorer score in the crossbar and the gore that pulled him down. Tanigawa came in third.

Disappointed floor

But Yulo, who finished seventh in the floor exercise despite topping qualifying in the event, sees his time as part of a learning curve that could culminate in the 2024 Paris Olympics.

“While observing Hashimoto, I noticed his steadfastness. He practiced countless hours and that worked for him,” Yulo said. “I somehow feel insecure that I can’t do the things that they can do. ”

The 22-year-old from Leveriza in Manila gave up his world title in the vault, bowing to Armenia’s Artur Daytyan. However, he won bronze in tandem behind three-time world champion Zou Jingyuan of China and silver medalist Lukas Dauser of Germany.

“My first vault is not ready yet. It’s been a big challenge for me, and a great preparation for next year. It’s really different when you get gold, but it’s what it is and I accept that,” Yulo said.

Qualifying schedule

Yulo will join Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya back to Japan, where he will begin to train his vision during his time in qualifying for the Olympics.

“Based on my experience here, the Olympics will be very, very difficult. It will be a process for me as I go through more competitions,” said the Tokyo Games veteran.

According to the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines president Cynthia Carrion-Norton, Yulo will attend four World Cups next year in Azerbaijan, Germany, Qatar and Egypt from February to April.

“We are planning to send him to four world competitions, so that he is really prepared for the Olympics. Caloy and I felt that he was going to make it to the Olympics,” Carrion said.

“The plan is to win a medal for the country in the Olympics, we will do everything we can to make it work,” added Carrion, who raised the possibility of setting up a training camp in Paris for advocacy. Top rated gymnast of the Philippines. . INQ

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