EJ Obiena Takes Hiatus After Asian Games Gold

EJ Obiena

Culminating a successful 2023 Asian Games stint, Filipino Pole Vaulter EJ Obiena departs from the regional stage with gold dangling around his neck.  The Tondo native’s final 5.90 meter (m) clearance last September 30, 2023, was historically the tournament’s greatest, surpassing the initial 5.70m benchmark previously set by Japan’s Seito Yamamoto in 2018—where Obiena finished […]

EJ Obiena Looks to be the First Filipino to Qualify for Paris 2024

EJ Obiena Paris 2024

2023 signifies Philippine Track and Field vaulter EJ Obiena’s redemption arc, with Olympic greatness in his crosshairs. The Pole Vaulter looks to be the first national athlete to qualify for the Paris 2024 tourney after a rare 6-meter clearance at the Sparebanken Vest Bergen Jump Challenge in Norway earlier this month—the first Asian to accomplish […]