EJ Obiena wins silver at ISTAF Berlin as gold streak ends

Rommel Fuertes Jr. - @inquirerdotnet 09/05/2022

MANILA, Philippines-EJ Obiena continued his winning ways after snagging the silver medal at the ISTAF Berlin on Monday (Manila time). Obiena cleared 5.81 meters on his second attempt to gain his sixth medal in two weeks. His second-place…

Obiena bags bronze, Duplantis pockets gold in Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne

Glendale G. Rosal 08/26/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After bagging a silver medal in Germany earlier this week, Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena added another medal, this time, a bronze during the Wanda Diamond League in Lausanne, Switzerland…

Pole vault star Obiena is now officially part of Team Philippines

Glendale G. Rosal 08/17/2022

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena has been officially reinstated to the national track and field team. Obiena’s reinstatement came through an endorsement from the Philippine Athletic Track and Field…

EJ Obiena to donate reward from bronze medal win to ailing Lydia De Vega

Lance Agcaoili - @inquirerdotnet 07/29/2022

MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena has pledged to donate his incentives from the Philippine Sports Commission to the ailing Lydia De Vega. Obiena, who will receive Php 250,000 from the PSC after setting a new Asian record…

EJ Obiena rises above adversity to turn tumultuous 2022 into his best year yet

Mark Giongco - Reporter 07/28/2022

  MANILA, Philippines—No other Filipino athlete has had a year quite like Filipino pole vault star EJ Obiena. Obiena embedded his name in the record books by delivering the Philippines’ first-ever medal at the World Athletics Championships,…

Obiena is first Asian pole vaulter to win medal in Worlds

Dale Rosal 07/25/2022

Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena chalked up another historic feat by becoming the first Asian to win a medal in the World Athletics Championships at the at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon, United States…

Emotional Obiena on missing Serbia meet: ‘Today the country I love loses’

Glendale G. Rosal 03/13/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “Today the country I love loses.”  Embattled pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena said this as he expressed his sadness after missing the Belgrade World Indoor Championships (WIC) 2022 in Belgrade, Serbia…

Obiena finishes 4th in tough Berlin meet

Glendale G. Rosal 02/05/2022

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Filipino pole vault star Ernest John “EJ” Obiena on Saturday shrugged off injuries and controversies back home by finishing fourth in the ISTAF Indoor Berlin in Berlin, Germany. Obiena, the 26-year old pole…

Sluggish, nervous Obiena advances to pole vault finals

Glendale G. Rosal 07/31/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Despite advancing to the finals of the men’s pole vault event of the Tokyo Olympics, Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena admitted that he was not completely himself during the elimination round earlier…

EJ Obiena wins second gold in Germany

Mark Giongco - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ 02/08/2021

MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena was at it again with another pole vault gold in Germany on Sunday night. The Tokyo Olympian delivered a second consecutive golden performance after clearing 5.68 meters in the PSD Bank Indoor…

EJ Obiena wins gold in Berlin tilt, breaks own pole vault record

Bong Lozada - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ 02/06/2021

MANILA, Philippines—EJ Obiena scratched off two achievements in one tiff after he topped the pole vault event of the Internationales Stadionfest Indoor athletics meet at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin Friday. The Philippine representative to the Tokyo Olympics…

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