MANILA, Philippines — EJ Obiena jumpstarted his 2023 indoor season with a silver medal end within the Internationales Springer-Assembly in Cottbus, Germany.
The Olympic pole vaulter cleared 5.77 meters, finishing up as a runner-up as American Sam Kendricks dominated the match with 5.82m in only one try
Obiena attempted to transparent the file set via Kendricks however he didn’t make it after 3 tries.
Ben Broeders of Belgium positioned 3rd with 5.72m.
The 27-year-old Filipino, ranked No.3 pole vaulter on the earth, wanted 3 tries ahead of clearing 5.50m however he simply accomplish the 5.67 and 5.77 marks in only one try for every.
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Obiena can have any other busy 12 months with the thirty second Southeast Asian Video games in Would possibly in Cambodia, Asian Video games, and the Global Athletics Championships excluding different tournaments.
He had a a success 2022 highlighted via a bronze medal within the Global Athletics Championships in Oregon, United States, the place he set his private perfect and reset the Asian file at 5.94m, changing into the primary pole vaulter from the continent to achieve the rostrum of the sector championships.
Obiena earned a complete of 17 medals with 12 gold together with an extraordinary win over the Global No.1 Mondo Duplantis within the Diamond League in Brussels, two silver, and 3 bronze medals remaining 12 months.
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