Featured in an interview in the April 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine, recently crowned American Cup all-around champion Yul Moldauer of the U.S. said he wants to remain modest as he gains stature.
“I try not to be cocky,” says Moldauer, who outscored 2016 Olympic all-around silver medalist Oleg Vernyayev of Ukraine for first place at last month’s American Cup in Newark. “I don’t want to be that big shot. I just want to be me. I want to be a normal person.”
Known for his triple-twisting double layout off high bar as a junior, Moldauer understands that hitting six routines is more important than flashy tricks.
"I do [the triple-double] here and there once in a while," says Moldauer, who was born in Seoul, Korea, and adopted as an infant. "But right now I think gymnastics is about hitting and being clean instead of going for bigger skills that you might fall on."
Read “Humble Beginnings” (an interview with Moldauer) and coverage of the American Cup in the April 2017 issue of International Gymnast magazine. To subscribe to the print and/or digital editions or to purchase back issues, click here.