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President congratulates Asian Games pole vault king EJ Obiena

03:28 PM October 01, 2023

Philippines' Ernest John Obiena celebrates after winning the men's pole vault final at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. (AP Ph

Philippines’ Ernest John Obiena celebrates after winning the men’s pole vault final at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023. (AP Photo)

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. on Sunday congratulated pole vault ace EJ Obiena for winning and bagging the country’s first gold medal in the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China Saturday evening.

“Congratulations, EJ, on clinching our first gold in men’s pole vault at the 19th Asian Games!” Marcos tweeted on Sunday. 

Obiena led the finals after he cleared 5.75 meters and later cleared 5.90 meters to clinch the gold medal. 

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Aside from Obiena, Marcos also commended other Filipino athletes for their outstanding performances in the Asian Games.

 

“Kudos as well to Patrick King Perez, Jones Inso, Gideon Padua, Clemente Tabugara Jr., Alex Eala, and Francis Casey Alcantara for their outstanding performances in Taekwondo, Wushu, and Tennis! Best of luck to all our athletes competing ahead!” he added. 

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