WATCH: EJ Obiena’s record-breaking jump for gold in Berlin meet

Philippine’s Ernest John Obiena reacts during the Pole Vault Men competition of the ISTAF INDOOR (Internationales Stadionfest) international athletics meeting on February 5, 2021 in Berlin. (Photo by Tobias SCHWARZ / POOL / AFP)
MANILA, Philippines—EJ Obiena continued to make history when he broke the Philippine record that he himself set in his gold medal campaign in the Internationales Stadionfest Indoor athletics meet Friday in Berlin, Germany.

The winning jump of 5.80m. So stoked to erase twice the Philippines’ national indoor record I also set last week.Video credit to the YouTube video of ISTAF Indoor Berlin 2021.
Posted by Ernest Obiena – EJ Obiena on Saturday, February 6, 2021

The Philippine representative to the Tokyo Olympics cleared 5.80 meters in the final of the Berlin competition, shattering the previous record of 5.62 meters he recorded just a week ago in the World Athletics Indoor Tour Leg in Karlsruhe.
“An unexpected, surreal, pleasant, wonderful, surprise. So grateful for this win!” wrote Obiena on his Facebook account.

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