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Obiena struggles in France

Joey Villar – The Philippine Big title

February 19, 2022 | 12: 00am

MANILA, Philippines — Olympian pole-vaulter EJ Obiena struggled to his season worst of 5.61 meters the previous day factual after a season-most bright 5.81.

Obiena performed 10th out of 12 participants within the Meeting Hauts-de-France in Lievin, France, per week after a gold-winning 5.81 performance within the Orlen Cup in Lodz, Poland.

Over in France, he most bright managed a 5.61m, which he carried out on his third and final strive.

He went for five.71m but failed in all three attempts.

Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Christopher Nielsen of the US took the gold with a 5.91m whereas Brazilian Thiago Braz, who copped the bronze in Tokyo, claimed the silver with a 5.81m.

The forgettable effort became in stark distinction to his real performance in Lodz the save he snared the gold and earned a berth to the World Indoor Championships slated March 18 to 20 in Belgrade, Serbia and the World Championships situation July 15 to 24 in Eugene, Oregon.

The Southeast Asian Video games gold medalist will accept as true with an various to produce up for his failure as he plunges motivate into movement within the Orlen Copernicus Cup in Torun Poland on Wednesday.

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