Obiena third-best pole-vaulter in 2021

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Philippine Star

Joey Villar – The Philippine Star January 3, 2022 | 12:00am MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines’ EJ Obiena ranked as World Athletics’ third best for 2021 with his 5.93 meters made in the Golden Roof Challenge in Innsbruck, Austria in September. With that Innsbruck showing, the 26-year-old Obiena shattered not just the national record he himself set but the Asian mark as well. American Sam Kendricks and Russian Timur Morgunov shared No. 3 with Obiena with identical season bests. World record-holder and Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Armand Duplantis of Sweden remained untouchable at the helm wi…

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