PH pole vaulter EJ Obiena qualifies for Tokyo Olympics September 04,2019 - 09:52 AM

FILE – EJ Obiena bags a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. —AFP


Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena cleared 5.81 meters in a tournament in Chiara, Italy late Tuesday to earn a spot in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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The reigning Asian champion reset his own personal best and national record of 5.76 meters achieved early this year plus a sure seat in the national team bound for Tokyo, according to athletics chief Philip Ella Juico.

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