EJ OBIENA capped off his string of indoor events with a bronze medal finish in the Copernicus Cup in Torun, Poland.Obiena scaled a height of 5.80 meters to place third in the event. Gold winner Sam Kendricks of the US ...
Feb 19, 2021
EJ OBIENA once again broke a national indoor record on Saturday in his second-place finish in the Orlen Cup in Lodz, Poland.Obiena registered 5.86 meters to place second behind former world champion Sam Kendricks of the US, who won ...
Feb 13, 2021
EJ Obiena won another gold medal in Germany, ruling the PSD Bank Indoor Meeting in Dortmund on Sunday.The Filipino pole vaulter registered 5.68 meters to edge Zernikel Oleg of ASV Landau in the jump-off after the two registered 5. ...
Feb 8, 2021
EJ Obiena finally nailed a gold medal this year by topping a field he's bound to face in the Tokyo Olympics next year.The 24-year-old Filipino pole vaulter emerged winner of the 59th Ostrava Golden Spike in Czech Republic. ...
Sep 9, 2020
EJ Obiena sustained his streak of podium finishes in the time of pandemic, bagging a silver medal in the virtual 'Who is the Finest Pole Vaulter in the World' competition in Formia, Italy.The Filipino pole vaulter cleared the bar at 5. ...
Aug 18, 2020
ERNEST John Obiena posted a season's best to clinch the bronze in the IAAF Diamond League in Monaco early Saturday (Manila time).The Filipino pole vaulter cleared the bar at 5.70 meters in his second attempt to finish third in ...
Aug 15, 2020
A BUMP in the road.That's how Fil-Am pole vaulter Natalie Uy sees the COVID-19 pandemic as she eyes a spot in the Tokyo Olympics."I can't not see how far I go," the 25-year- ...
Jul 21, 2020
EJ OBIENA is hoping the Tokyo Olympics next year will push through amidst uncertainty brought about by the coronavirus pandemic.The Tokyo Olympics was moved to 2021 due to Covid-19, although there remains concern over the holding of the event next ...
May 25, 2020
FRENCH pole vaulter Renaud Lavillenie hardly treated this like a garden-variety competition.It was for backyard bragging rights. So he raised his intensity.Lavillenie and Mondo Duplantis of Sweden shared the gold medal on Sunday during a men's pole ...
May 4, 2020
SANDI Morris set the bar high with her latest do-it-yourself project.Soon, she will be clearing it, too.The Olympic pole vault silver medalist didn't have a place to practice and plenty of down time due to the coronavirus ...
Apr 17, 2020
ALTHOUGH in the thick of his training for the Tokyo Olympics, pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena is open to the idea the Games won't be pushing through later this year amid the growing threat of the coronavirus.Obiena said the safety ...
Mar 24, 2020
NATALIE Uy just keeps on winning.The SEA Games gold medalist recently posted a video clip on her Instagram page, looking fierce in front of the camera while wearing her Team PH uniforms and showing off her very athletic build."2019... Transitions ...
Jan 3, 2020
CAPAS, Tarlac - 'Mas magaling siya, lagpas-lagpasan pa.'Emerson Obiena watched history unfold right before his very eyes as his son, pole vaultvstar, EJ captured the gold for the Philippines in the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Not only did the 24-year ...
Dec 10, 2019
NEW CLARK CITY - EJ Obiena scored a golden vault and Kristina Knott delivered a record-breaking run as the two anchored Team Philippines' bid when action in track and field events of the 30th Southeast Asian Games went full blast on Saturday ...
Dec 8, 2019
NEW CLARK CITY - Olympic-bound EJ Obiena didn't disappoint and bagged the gold medal in the men's pole vault of the 30th Southeast Asian Games.Cheered on by a highly-appreciative crowd, Obiena cleared the bar at 5. ...
Dec 7, 2019
NEW CLARK CITY - EJ Obiena hopes to finish where he left off two years ago.The Olympic-bound Filipino sees action in the men's pole vault on Saturday when track and field goes full blast at the New Clark City ...
Dec 6, 2019
STILL high over pole-vaulter EJ Obiena and recently gymnast Carlos Yulo qualifying for the 2020 Olympics, the Philippine Sports Commission (PSC) has unveiled a program tailor-fit for the two Tokyo-bound athletes.PSC chairman Butch Ramirez assured all-out support ...
Oct 9, 2019
ERNEST John 'EJ' Obiena believes an Olympic medal is not impossible in next year's Olympic Games in Tokyo.The pole vaulter was the first Filipino to make it to the 2020 Olympics after doing 5.81 meters in a meet ...
Oct 8, 2019
THE mother of pole vaulter EJ Obiena was left teary-eyed after her son was able to make the qualifying standards for the 2020 Olympics.Obiena registered 5.81 meters in a pole vault meet in Chiari, Italy, eclipsing the Olympic standard ...
Sep 5, 2019
ERNEST John 'EJ' Obiena has passed the Olympic qualifying standard in pole vault ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Games.The Filipino cleared 5.81 meters in a competition in Chiara, Italy, surpassing the 5.80 qualifying standard for men's ...
Sep 4, 2019
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