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PH tracksters pursue Olympic dream despite coronavirus outbreak

Feb 24, 2020 - 6:18 PM

Filipino tracksters, including Tokyo qualifier EJ Obiena, have to tweak their plans following the postponement of several events due to the coronavirus outbreak

GETTING STRONGER. EJ Obiena will compete in the USA and Europe as he prepares for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. File photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler


Sports wRap: Looking forward to 2020

Jan 10, 2020 - 1:20 PM

Rappler Sports host Naveen Ganglani and former editor Ryan Songalia take a look at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and other anticipated sporting events this year

Dream come true: EJ Obiena caps off stellar year with SEA Games gold

Dec 20, 2019 - 7:50 PM

'It's like a telenovela. I couldn't have written it better. Things have been going really bad and in my home country, I finally win the gold,' says EJ Obiena

VINDICATION. EJ Obiena completes a six-year wait for the elusive SEA Games gold in front of the home crowd. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

EJ Obiena seizes golden SEA Games pole vault record

Dec 07, 2019 - 7:13 PM

Philippine athletics star EJ Obiena completes a comeback from injury with a record-breaking leap for his first SEA Games gold

ON A HIGH. Pole vault star EJ Obiena breaks yet another record. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

PH athletics picks up 3 golds in 2019 SEA Games test event

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:54 AM

The Philippine athletics team shows promise in its buildup for the 2019 Southeast Asian Games

SEA GAMES DEBUT. Kristina Knott aims to bring home gold medals in her debut in the Southeast Asian Games. Photo from release

PH athletes see silver lining in tough road to glory

Oct 16, 2019 - 12:11 AM

'I think everybody here knows that we lost a lot of times before we actually won,' says Olympic pole vault qualifier EJ Obiena

GOLDEN TRIO. (from left to right) Nesthy Petecio, Carlos Yulo and EJ Obiena bring glory to the Philippines on the world stage. Photo by Beatrice Go/Rappler

EJ Obiena proud to be 1st Filipino to make 2020 Tokyo Olympics

Oct 12, 2019 - 5:23 PM

'I didn't know I'm the first Filipino. That just changed my world. I take pride in that,' says pole vault star EJ Obiena

OLYMPIC BERTH. EJ Obiena focuses on his maiden Olympic berth. Photo from EJ Obiena's Instagram (@soon_ej)

Sports wRap: What went wrong with Gilas?

Sep 06, 2019 - 6:48 PM

Rappler Sports hosts Agatha Uvero and Naveen Ganglani give their take on Gilas Pilipinas' World Cup campaign and some of the biggest sporting events this week

EJ Obiena nails Tokyo 2020 Olympics berth

Sep 04, 2019 - 9:12 AM

The Filipino pole vaulter resets his Philippine record for the third time this year to secure a maiden Olympics stint

QUALIFIED. EJ Obiena makes the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cut. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

EJ Obiena bags 2019 Universiade pole vault gold, sets new PH record

Jul 13, 2019 - 9:22 AM

The national athletics team standout shatters the Philippine pole vault record yet again

File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

EJ Obiena shatters records in golden Asian Athletics meet

Apr 22, 2019 - 8:02 AM

EJ Obiena's advances to the world championships following his golden performance in the 2019 Asian Athletics Championship

RECORD-BREAKING. Filipino pole vault star EJ Obiena sets a new Asian Athletics Championship record in the men's pole vault. Photo from Edward Kho's Facebook

Back to zero: EJ Obiena gears up for pole vault comeback

Sep 06, 2018 - 12:22 PM

After recovering from an ACL injury, the Filipino pole vaulter hopes to find his way back to the top

LONG JOURNEY. EJ Obiena has a long way to go before he gets back on top. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

PH pole vaulter EJ Obiena betters SEA Games record twice in Europe

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:31 PM

The national team mainstay is working on making it to the 2018 Asian Games podium

RETURN. EJ Obiena is back to grinding it out after almost a year of recovering from the ACL injury. Photo from Facebook (Ernest Obiena)

Injuries, crammed schedules hurt athletics team at 2017 SEA Games - PATAFA

Aug 31, 2017 - 2:46 AM

Philippine athletics looks to resolve issues from the 2017 SEA Games in preparation for the 2018 Asian Games and 2019 SEA Games

SETBACKS. SEA Games Athletics chief Philip Guijo looks to improve the situation of Philippine Athletics based on problems experienced int he 2017 SEA Games. File photo by PSC-POC Media

Pole vaulter Obiena, hurdler Unso out of SEA Games 2017 with injuries

Aug 19, 2017 - 12:14 PM

Obiena injures his left knee during practice a day before flying out for the Games in what is initially diagnosed as an ACL tear while Unso injures his hamstring

INJURED. EJ Obiena suffers an injury that takes him out of the SEA Games 2017. Photo from Obiena's webiste

With new poles, Obiena breaks own national record in Germany

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:52 PM

Philippine pole vaulter Ernest John Obiena clears 5 61 meters to break his own national record

BACK ON TRACK. Ernest John Obiena used his new poles to set a new national pole vault record. File photo from olympic.ph

PH vaulter Obiena appeals for help after his poles are destroyed

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:27 PM

Ernest John Obiena asks help from the public after his 8 poles were damaged on his flight to Italy as he trains for the SEA Games

SETBACK. Ernest John Obiena says that if he can't replace his poles, his dreams of a SEA Games gold medal are 'crushed.' Photo from olympic.ph