(Eagle Information) – Philippine pole vaulter EJ Obiena certified for the finals of the 2022 World Athletics Championship on Saturday, July 23, retaining the hope for a medal for the Philippines alive.
The competitors held in Oregon, United States, was additionally participated in by the highest pole vaulters of the world, together with Olympics champion Armand Duplantis of Sweden.
The 26-year outdated Filipino who additionally competed within the Tokyo Olympics cleared the 5.75 meter mark in two makes an attempt. He thus turns into one in every of 12 pole vaulters who would compete within the finals of the World championship set on Sunday July 24 (Monday, July 25, Manila time)
He’s additionally the one Asian to succeed in the finals. The opposite finalists embody Sweden’s Duplantis, Chris Nilsen of america, Oleg Zernikel of Germany, and Thiago Braz of Brazil who had been additionally among the many finalists in Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
(Eagle Information Service)