Obiena wins Jump & Fly meet in Germany

Published July 3, 2022, 11:06 AM

by Kristel Satumbaga-Villar

EJ Obiena immediately returned to action by winning the gold medal in the Jump & Fly meet in Hechingen, Germany Saturday (Sunday in Manila).

File Photo from EJ Obiena’s Facebook page

Obiena cleared the bar with 5.80 meters to rule the field that included China’s Huang Bokai and hometown bet Vincent Hobbie, who finished in second and third place, respectively.

Huang posted 5.50m while Hobbie finished with 5.10m.

This was Obiena’s sixth tournament medal after winning the Taby Stavhoppsgala in Sweden last week where he cleared 5.92m – just 0.01m short of his current Asian record.

It was also a slight improvement of his Bauhaus-Galan Wanda Diamond League performance in Stockholm, Sweden where he finished sixth with 5.73m.

 
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