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EJ Obiena bags 2019 Universiade pole vault gold, sets new PH record

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The national athletics team standout shatters the Philippine pole vault record yet again

File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

With new poles, Obiena breaks own national record in Germany

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Philippine pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena clears 5 61 meters to break his own national record

BACK ON TRACK. Ernest John Obiena used his new poles to set a new national pole vault record. File photo from

A pole vaulter without a pole: How Obiena became a SEA Games medalist

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Ernest John Obiena may get rejected fail or even run out of funding but he won t quit He has always found a way – for his country and the sport

HEART OF A CHAMPION. Despite adversities, Ernest John Obiena proves that a true champion never loses heart. Photo from

PATAFA to buy 5 new poles for vaulter Obiena

Jul 10, 2017 - 12:01 AM

Ernest John Obiena had fallen on bad luck after his 8 poles were damaged beyond use on his way to Italy

BACK IN THE GAME. Ernest John Obiena will be able to resume training for the SEA Games as PATAFA stepped is stepping in to replace his training equipment. Photo from

PH vaulter Obiena appeals for help after his poles are destroyed

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Ernest John Obiena asks help from the public after his 8 poles were damaged on his flight to Italy as he trains for the SEA Games

SETBACK. Ernest John Obiena says that if he can't replace his poles, his dreams of a SEA Games gold medal are 'crushed.' Photo from

Pole vaulter Obiena grabs bronze in Asian Athletic Championship

Jul 07, 2017 - 2:31 PM

The 6 foot two Ernest John Obiena is one of the PH s top bets in the 29th SEA Games

Torres makes third Olympic squad; Obiena fails again to qualify for Rio

May 22, 2016 - 6:37 PM

Ernest John Obiena who is chasing an Olympic berth failed to qualify while Marestella Torres qualifies due to the universality clause

1 record broken, 1 nullified at close of PH Open trackfest

Apr 10, 2016 - 12:41 AM

Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena sets a new national record but the Philippine Air Force squad s record breaker is nullified

NEW RECORD. Pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena, seen here during the 27TH Southeast Asian Games, sets a new national record in winning his event by clearing 5.50 meters on his first try during the National Open Invitational athletic championships. Photo from

UST tracksters shine on track and in class

Feb 29, 2016 - 3:26 PM

UST tracksters are aiming for berths in the national team in next year’s Southeast Asian Games while standing out as student athletes

UST's Elbren Neri sprints to victory. From FB page of Elbren Neri

Olympic watch: PH looks to athletics for medal hope

Jan 04, 2016 - 8:30 PM

With the Rio Olympics still 7 months away the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association is putting its pieces in place for a strong showing

OLYMPIC HOPE. Filipino-American Eric Cray is one of two Filipino athletes who have so far qualified for the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Singapore SEA Games Organising Committee/Action Images via Reuters

Obiena caps banner year for athletics

Dec 23, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Ernest John Obiena won the Singapore Open in a new national mark of 5 20m

Ernest John Obiena at the 27TH Southeast Asian Games. Photo from