Carlos Yulo wants to be more consistent as he prepares for his next challenge after completing a five-gold haul in the men’s artistic gymnastics competition in the 31st Southeast Asian Games.
Being more steady in his routines will allow him to perform even better in the ninth Asian Senior Gymnastics Championships set in the Doha, Qatar on June 15.
“I need to be more consistent,” said Yulo on Zoom, a day before he headed back to Japan with his coach Kunehiro Kugimiya.
The 22-year-old Yulo won as expected in the apparatus on the final day of competitions, aside from getting the golds in the vault and in the horizontal bars.
Yulo said he had his performance in the World Championships in mind while he was in Vietnam.
While in the world championships in Kitakyushu, Japan, Yulo earned the gold in a new category, the vault, to go with a silver in the parallel bars and a fifth-place finish in his pet event, the floor exercise.
“My performance there was not that bad. I made very rare mistakes during competition,” added Yulo, who also had silver-medal finishes in the men’s team event and parallel bars in the SEA Games.
If he does well, Yulo said he will once again have a shot at the World Championships later this year in Liverpool.
“I am preparing for that. Doha will be a qualifier for me,” added Yulo.
In the biennial meet, Yulo said he welcomes the addition of medals from Fil-Am bet Aleah Finnegan in the women’s division.
Finnegan won a gold team and vault, and added silver medal in the balance beam.