Filipino pole-vaulter Ernest ‘EJ’ Obiena set a new Philippines record when he cleared 5.85 meters at the Jump & Fly meet in Mossingen, Germany on June 11.
The jump shattered the outdoor record he had set himself in 2019 in Italy, where he registered 5.81 meters to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics.
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Obiena, who is one of the 11 Filipinos set to compete in Tokyo next month, showed that his hard work had paid off when he took the leap in the record-shattering polevault this time – which was shared on Facebook.
The other Filipinos also competing in the Tokyo Olympics include; weightlifters Elreen Ando and Hidilyn Diaz; gymnast Caloy Yulo; boxers Carlo Paalam, Eumir Marcial, Irish Magno, Nesthy Petecio; skateboarder Margielyn Didal, taekwondo jin Kurt Barbosa and rower Cris Nievarez. (AW)
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