EJ Obiena broke the Asian and Philippine records in pole vault after leaping 5.93 meters at the 2021 Golden Roof Challenge in Innsbruck, Austria, on Sunday morning, 12 September.
The 25-year-old Tondo native leapt to a new Asian record, erasing the previous one by Kazakhstan’s Igor Potapovich in 1998.
This is also the fourth time that Obiena reset the national record, eclipsing his 5.91m peroformance at the Paris Wnada Diamond League last August.
Matt Ludwig of the United States placed second against Ersu Sasma of Turkey via the count back rule after they both cleared 5.60m.
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