10/23/2018 3:13:14 PM (GMT+3)

Shek heads “face forward” into contest for vault medal

Shek heads “face forward” into contest for vault medal

DOHA: Two-time world vault finalist Wai Hung (Stone) Shek of Hong Kong, China, believes he possesses the potential as well as the fervour needed for a top-three vault finish at the 48th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships that begins here on Thursday.

“Every gymnast has the dream of being a world champion or world medalist,” Shek told www.worldgymdoha18.com after the podium training. “Everyone fights for this, and this is also my target. I will try my best and fight to get a medal - any colour.”

Shek won his second consecutive Asian Games vault title in Jakarta, Indonesia, in August, but he is not resting on his continental laurels.

“I was very happy to defend the vault title, but that’s already in the past,” he said of his victory in Jakarta. “I need to face forward, because I still have many targets and difficulties ahead. I have started from zero and have forgotten about the Asian Games. There are still many titles I want to fight for.”

Shifting his mental aim here, the 27-year-old said he will avoid all distractions in his quest to earn a medal here.

“I am focusing on technique and the competition,” he said. “I am not thinking about other things but just focusing.”