PH vaulter Obiena appeals for help after his poles are destroyed

MANILA, Philippines – Jubilation has turned to gloom over the past 24 hours for Ernest John Obiena.

Fresh from winning the bronze medal in the Asian Athletics Championship in India, Obiena was shocked to find out his 8 poles were damaged in the flight to Italy where he will resume training for the Southeast Asian Games this August.

On his Facebook page, Obiena said: “I was walking to pick up the pole from the airport when I saw it laying down on the floor with its lock missing with a big cut in the middle of the case. I immediately opened the bag and saw all my poles were damaged beyond usable.

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