After narrowly missing out on a podium finish as he placed fourth in the artistic gymnastics men’s vault final at the Tokyo Olympics at the Ariake Gymnastics Center on Monday, August 2, Pinoy Olympian Carlos Yulo showed how grateful he was for being given the opportunity to represent the country in his latest social media post.
He wrote, “Gusto ko lang mag pasalamat sa Panginoon sa mga biyaya na pinagkaloob sa akin. Nag papasalamat din ako sa pamilya ko na patuloy na pag suporta sa akin. Nag papasalamat din ako sa team ko, dahil sa kanila natungtong ko yung pangarap ko na makapag laro sa Olympics. Hindi naging madali yung daang tinahak namin, pero sulit lahat ng pagod at iyak. Maraming salamat din po sa mga taong nag dasal at sumuporta sa amin”.
Carlos is a 21-year-old gymnast who is the first Filipino and first male gymnast to win gold for the country at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 2019. This performance qualified him for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
To end his post, the Pinoy gymnast promised to be back stronger and better for his next competitions. “Babalik po kaming malakas! #Pilipinas #puso #motivated.”
In an earlier post on Instagram, the Pinoy athlete revealed his mindset when it comes to being in competitions. He wrote, “Being able to play with the best is already an achievement for me. It was a pretty good performance... but unfortunately, I didn't reach my personal target score. I’ll definitely be using this experience to improve on my skills for future events”.