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PH pole vaulter’s mark in Euro meet more than enough to win SEA games gold

Filipino pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena traveled to Velenje, Slovenia to compete unaccompanied in the recent International Athletics Meeting, where he won a medal.

The 21-year-old recorded 5.50 meters in the tournament, good for a silver.

According to the Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association (PATAFA), Obiena was without neither of his two coaches —
his dad Emerson Obiena, who couldn’t join his son citing logistical issues, and Vitaly Petrov of Ukraine, who was accompanying another athlete.

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