MANILA – Caloy Yulo remains confident about his chances in the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships despite confirming on Monday night that he suffered a finger injury during the first part of his training camp in Japan.
"Wala akong kaba. Di naman ako natakot. Siguro, sa practice lang talaga nagkakatalo (I don’t feel nervous and I’m not afraid. Perhaps ti will really depend on one’s preparations)," Yulo said in an online press conference.
He added that he was fine when he tried training with his bum finger during the floor and vault training, probably a sigh of relief since he won golds in the said routines in the previous editions.
"Sa mga ibang apparatuses nakabalik naman ako agad—sa floor and vault ang pinaka nagawa ko (I was able to go back quickly in some apparatuses. I did my floor and vault exercises perfectly)," said Yulo, the 2019 floor champ and 2021 vault champ.
However, he admitted that he had a hard time performing his stunts in the horizontal bar and especially the parallel bars, where he won a silver also last year, since he needs to hold to the bars for a long time.
Nonetheless, Yulo is ready to compete in Liverpool for the said event starting this weekend.
Yulo is concluding his training camp in Paris, and according to his coach Mune Kugumiya, they will fly to the English city on Tuesday.
Yulo's quest begins next Monday with the qualifying round.
If he gets lucky, the finals will happen on Nov. 5-6. (PNA)