EJ Obiena opens the new season in Germany with a silver medal

EJ Obiena at the International Springer Meeting in Cottbus, Germany.  - MEET HER ON FACEBOOK!

EJ Obiena at the International Springer Meeting in Cottbus, Germany. – MEET HER ON FACEBOOK!

MANILA, Philippines β€” AJ Obiena started her 2023 indoor season with a silver medal finish at the Internationales Springer-Meeting in Cottbus, Germany.

The Olympic pole vaulter cleared 5.77m to finish runner-up as American Sam Kendricks ruled the event with 5.82m in just one attempt.

Obiena attempted to break the record set by Kendricks, but failed after three attempts.

Belgian Ben Broders is in third place with 5.72 m.

27-year-old Filipino ranked No. 3 pole vaulter in the worldit took three attempts before clearing 5.50m, but he easily managed 5.67 and 5.77 with just one attempt each.

The 2023 indoor season opened πŸ₯ˆ here at the Internationales Springer-Meeting with 5.77m. Cottbus you are awesome!!! Swipe to…

Installed PAGE Obiena – Ernest Obiena on Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Obiena will have another busy year ahead with the 32nd Southeast Asian Games, Asian Games and World Athletics Championships in Cambodia in May, among other events.

He had a successful year 2022, which was highlighted by a bronze medal At the World Athletics Championships in Oregon, USA, where he set a personal best and reclaimed the Asian record of 5.94m, becoming the continent’s first pole vaulter to reach the podium at the World Championships.

Obiena earned a total of 17 medals – 12 gold, including a rare win over world No. 1 Mondo Duplantis at the Diamond League in Brussels last year – two silvers and three bronzes.


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