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    EJ Obiena competes in Diamond League Final in Zurich

    Sep 9, 2021
    EJ Obiena
    PHOTO: Marlo Cueto

    EJ OBIENA eyes a strong finish in the 2021 Wanda Diamond League Final on Thursday in Zurich, Switzerland.

    The 25-year-old Obiena will compete against five other top pole vaulters in the event offering a grand prize of US$30,000 (around P1.5 million).

    Olympic champion Armand Duplantis of Sweden leads the field that also features Sam Kendricks, Christopher Nilsen, and KC Lightfoot of the US, and Renauld Lavillenie of France.

    The second placer will take home $12,000, the third placer $7,000, fourth is worth $4,000, the fifth placer gets $2,500, and sixth place with worth $2,000.

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      Obiena completed the qualification stage of the Diamond League in fourth place to gain a spot in the final.

      Before the Diamond League final, Obiena finished second in the Kamila Skolimowska Memorial 2021 in Poland, a World Athletics Continental Tour Gold Level Series event, clearing 5.80 meters with Nilsen winning the event with a 5.86.

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