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Obiena finishes 10th in France

UPDATED: FEBRUARY 19, 2022, 00: 07 AM

AFTER a step forward performance at the Orlen Cup in Poland final week when he jumped his season-biggest 5.81 meters to rob the gold medal, Filipino Olympian pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena struggled on Friday (Philippine time) in France.

Obiena carried out in 10th place out of 12 opponents at the Meeting Hauts-de-France Pas-de-Calais in Lievin, France.

Obiena, who owns the Asian pole vault chronicle of 5.93 meters (m), might well maybe simplest muster 5.61m on Friday, even desiring three makes an strive to clear the peak.

The 26-yr-old Obiena tried to hurdle the 5.71m bar but became once unable to enact so in three makes an strive.

The 5.61m performance now stands as a season-low for Obiena who started the yr with a pair of 5.70m jumps sooner than a success the gold in Poland.

Meanwhile, American Christopher Nilsen topped the French tournament by clearing 5.91m on Friday.

Brazilian Thiago Braz and Dutch Menno Vloon both jumped 5.81m, but Braz claimed the silver because he cleared the bar in his first strive whereas Vloon made it after three tries.

Obiena will next compete at the Orlen Copernicus Cup in Poland on February 22.

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