Carlos Yulo showed his gratitude to the people behind his recent success at the 50th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.
In a lengthy message posted on his Facebook page Monday night, Yulo thanked God, his parents, coaches and several sports officials for helping him achieve his dream of becoming a world champion for the second time.
The 21-year-old became the new world champion in vault while claiming the silver medal in parallel bars.
“Nagpapasalamat ako nang lubos sa binigay Niyang talent at biyayang natanggap ko mula sa Kanya,” Yulo said, referring to God.
“Nagpapasalamat din ako sa pamilya ko na walang sawang pagsuporta. Ma at Pa, maraming salamat sa lahat ng sakripisyo at pagtitiwala sa kakayahan namin ng mga kapatid ko.”
Yulo also thanked his Japanese coach Munehiro Kugimiya and therapist Jumpei Konno, who have become his family since he started training and studying in Japan for the last half decade.
“Maraming salamat sa coach ko sa walang sawang pagtitiyaga at pagsuporta sa kung ano man ang nagiging laban natin sa larangan ng gymnastics. Sa therapist ko na naging overall para lang maging isa akong ganap na world class athlete,” Yulo said.
He also thanked the Gymnastics Association of the Philippines particularly its President Cynthia Carrion and for all the prayers and messages from his fans.
Yulo said this is not the end of his goal as an athlete as he strives to win more for the country.
“Hindi pa po dito natatapos ang lahat. Mas pagsisipagan at hindi po tayo susuko na umusad sa araw-araw,” he said.