EJ Obiena rebounds with Jump and Fly gold in Germany | Inquirer Sports

EJ Obiena rebounds with Jump and Fly gold in Germany

By: - Reporter / @MarkGiongcoINQ
/ 03:37 PM July 03, 2022
EJ Obiena

The Philippines’ Ernest John Obiena competes during the indoor men’s pole vault Beijer gala event in Uppsala, Sweden, on February 9, 2022. (Photo by Jonathan NACKSTRAND / AFP)

MANILA, Philippines—EJ Obiena won his latest pole vault gold medal this year on Sunday (Manila time).

Obiena came out on top with a 5.80-meter clearance in the Jump and Fly meet in Hechingen, Germany.

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After securing the gold, Obiena went for a new personal best but failed on three tries at 5.94m.

The golden showing was also a bounce-back performance by Obiena, who was coming off a sixth-place finish in the Diamond League in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Obiena, 26, claimed his sixth gold medal of the year and his second in less than a week.

The Tokyo Olympian, who recently regained his full strength after testing positive for COVID-19, captured the gold in his return to action at the Taby Stavhoppsgala in Sweden after soaring past 5.92m earlier this week.

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