EJ Obiena wins Philippines' first gold medal in the 19th Asian Games

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena delivered the Philippines' first gold medal of the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou, China on Saturday, September 30.
EJ Obiena wins Philippines' first gold medal in the 19th Asian Games

Obiena reached for new heights with an astounding 5.90 meters, a new Asiad record!

πŸπ’π“ π†πŽπ‹πƒ πŒπ„πƒπ€π‹! πŸ₯‡πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­ Congratulations, EJ! EJ Obiena has yet again set the standard in the men's pole vault! He...

Posted by Philippine Sports Commission on Saturday, September 30, 2023

The world no. 2 pole vaulter also tried to clear 6.02 meters but he failed in three attempts.

He already broke the 5.70 meters Asian Games record of Seito Yamamoto of Japan after he cleared 5.75 meters in second try.

OUR FIRST GOLD!! πŸ₯‡MARAMING SALAMAT @ernestobienapv !! MABUHAY KA!! #POCatAsianGames2022 #POCsupportsPHathletes #19thAsianGames #HangzhouAsianGames #TeamPhilippines

Posted by POC - Philippine Olympic Committee - Olympic.PH on Saturday, September 30, 2023

China's Bokai Huang received the silver medal while Saudi Arabia’s Hussain Asim Al Hizam clinched the bronze.

The Philippines now has eight (8) medals in the 2023 Asian Games - 1 gold, 1 silver and 6 bronze.

— The Summit Express

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