In a remarkable display of athleticism and determination, EJ Obiena has secured the first Asian Games gold medal for the Philippines in men’s pole vault. The nation rejoiced as Obiena not only clinched the top spot but also shattered the previous Asian Games record.
The previous record, set in 2018 by Japan’s Seito Yamamato, stood at an impressive height of 5.75m. However, Obiena, with his unparalleled skill and focus, soared over the bar, setting a new Asian Games record by clearing a staggering height of 5.90m.
Ranked second in the world in men’s pole vault, Obiena’s achievements on the field have been nothing short of extraordinary. His recent performance has further solidified his position as one of the best in the sport.
In addition to his Asian Games triumph, Obiena has also made headlines as the only Filipino athlete to qualify for the upcoming Paris Summer Olympics so far. He secured his spot by clearing a height of 5.82m, showcasing his consistency and prowess in the event.
The Philippines has long awaited a gold medal in the Asian Games, and Obiena’s victory has quenched this thirst. His achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring athletes in the country and a testament to the Philippines’ growing presence in the world of sports.
As the nation celebrates this historic win, all eyes are now on Obiena as he prepares for the Paris Summer Olympics but not after a well-deserved rest.