By KRISTEL SATUMBAGA
Pole vault star EJ Obiena is clearly not but in nice type after final month’s knee surgical procedure.
Obiena equaled his 5.70-meter effort in putting fourth in final week’s Berlin meet, however in opposition to a powerhouse area, it was not sufficient.
So completed 8th this time in an 11-played fiend within the Beijer Stavhoppsgala on the IFU Enviornment in Uppsala, Sweden Wednesday (early Thursday in Manila).
The nationwide and Asian file holder drew degree with three others, together with two-time world champion Sam Kendricks of america.
Obiena and Kendricks, nevertheless, shared for 8th place after the countback.
Although he tried 5.81m, Obiena failed.
Hometown guess and world file holder Armand Duplantis expectedly dominated the 11-player area with a season-best 6.04m.
The reigning Olympic champion tried to erase his world file of 6.18m by making an attempt 6.19m, however failed.
Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Chris Nilsen and fellow American KC Lightfoot posted related 5.92m, however Nilsen claimed second by way of countback.
Former European Youth champion Emmanouil Karalis of Greece and Norwegian Pal Haugen Lillefosse completed fourth and fifth with 5.81m, whereas Dutch standout Menno Vloon and 2016 Rio Olympics gold medalist Thiago Braz of Brazil shared sixth with 5.70m.
Belgium’s Ben Broeders and Poland’s Piotr Lisek completed 10th and 11th with 5.55m.
Subsequent cease for Obiena can be the Orlen Cup 2022 in Lodz, Poland set Friday.