“I realised that your greatest adversary is yourself,” said C.E. Yulo. The two-time world champion reflects on the lessons learnt from his dismal performance at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
C.E. Yulo Olympic Games Tokyo 2020
C.E. Yulo entered the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, held in the summer of 2021, with great ambitions of becoming the first Filipino to win a gold medal in artistic gymnastics.
But errors in the qualifying round of one of his signature events, the floor exercise, in which he was the reigning world champion, prevented him from competing for a medal.
He has already applied this lesson. Two months after the Tokyo Olympics, C.E. Yulo travelled to Kitakyushu, Japan for the World Championships, where he won gold on vault and silver on parallel bars.
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His subsequent goals are the Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, in September and the 2022 World Championships in Liverpool, United Kingdom.
“The Southeast Asian Games are a stepping stone to the Asian Games, which I have been preparing for this year, along with the World Championships in October “explained C.E. Yulo.
“I simply want to thank the Lord for the benefits He has bestowed upon me. I also appreciate my family’s continuing support,” he wrote. “I would also like to thank my team for making my ambition of competing in the Olympics a reality. The path we walked was not straightforward, but it was well worth the work and tears.”
C.E. Yulo missed out on a medal at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics by a mere fraction of a point after placing fourth in the men’s vault final at the Ariake Gymnastics Center on Monday, August 2.
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C.E. Yulo finished with a final score of 14.716, falling short by 0.017 points of Armenian bronze medalist Artur Davtyan.
The 4-foot-11 dynamo recorded a 14.566 on his first attempt after receiving a -0.1 penalty for his landing. On his second attempt, he improved his score to an average 14.866. Thanks for reading our article C.E. Yulo Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.