UST community praises EJ Obiena for advancing to pole vault finals

Published August 1, 2021, 11:12 AM

by Gabriela Baron

The University of Santo Tomas (UST) community has praised EJ Obiena after leaping into the finals of the Men’s Pole Vault.

EJ Obiena (AFP file photo / MANILA BULLETIN)

“Our very own Obiena has made it to the finals on August 3. Let us include his success and safety in our petitions for the coming days,” UST wrote on its Facebook page.

Our very own EJ Obiena has made it to the finals on August 3.Let us include his success and safety in our petitions for the coming days. πŸ‡΅πŸ‡­

Posted by University of Santo Tomas on Friday, July 30, 2021

Meanwhile, UST Minecraft honored Obiena by creating a Minecraft-like depiction of the athlete.

“[We] wish our Thomasian pole vaulter EJ Obiena all the best as he advances to the finals of the Men’s Pole Vault Event on the 2020 Tokyo Olympics,” it wrote.

π˜½π™π™„π™‰π™‚ π™ƒπ™Šπ™ˆπ™€ 𝙏𝙃𝙀 π™‚π™Šπ™‡π˜Ώ πŸ’›On behalf of the UST Minecraft Community and the whole Thomasian Community, we wish our Thomasian…

Posted by UST Minecraft on Saturday, July 31, 2021

PROUD TO BE TOMASINOThomasians cheering you on EJ Obiena!

Posted by UST Alumni Association, Inc on Saturday, July 31, 2021

Obiena is an Electronics Engineering student of the university.

The 25-year old Tondo native advanced to the final after making it to the top 14 athletes in the qualifying round on Saturday, July 31.

The Philippines’ top pole vaulter will vie for a medal on Aug. 3.

 
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