EJ Obiena tops Italian meet

EJ Obiena resumed his fine performance after a record-breaking feat at the 31st Southeast Asian Games by ruling the L’Aquila leg of the European City of Sports tournament in Italy over the weekend.

Photo from EJ Obiena's Facebook post

Obiena cleared 5.85 meters in the event held in front of the Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio, which was way better than his SEAG record of 5.46m he posted in Hanoi, Vietnam a few weeks back.

It was, however, close to his Asian mark of 5.93m he set in Innsbruck, Austria last year.

In a Facebook post, Obiena gushed at the historic venue and said, “It’s not everyday we get to jump in such beautiful places.”

Obiena immediately went back to training in Formia, Italy following his gold-medal performance at the SEAG.