Olympic-bound pole vaulter EJ Obiena sails for a dunk. WATCH

Apr 23, 2021

EJ Obiena can fly - and we're not just talking about pole vaulting.

A video posted on Twitter by PusoPilipinas showed Obiena executing an impressive dunk in what appeared to be a break in training for the Filipino pole vaulter in Italy.

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Obiena actually has the height to play hoops as he stands 6-foot-2. He is also a natural athlete being the son of a former national pole vaulter himself in Emerson Obiena.

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In a recent interview with the Olympic Channel, the 25-year-old Obiena said he is also following the exploits of other Filipino athletes from afar, including Kai Sotto.

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Thankfully, Obiena chose athletics where he has emerged as one of the brightest stars of the sport in the Philippines.

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