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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)

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

A pole vaulter without a pole: How Obiena became a SEA Games medalist

Jul 15, 2017 - 8:53 PM

Ernest John Obiena may get rejected fail or even run out of funding but he won t quit He has always found a way – for his country and the sport

HEART OF A CHAMPION. Despite adversities, Ernest John Obiena proves that a true champion never loses heart. Photo from olympic.ph

Pole vaulter notches lone gold for PH in SEA Youth Athletics

Mar 28, 2017 - 6:56 PM

Francis Edward Obiena a Grade 11 student of Chiang Kai Shek College edges out his Singaporean counterpart

LONE GOLD. Francis Obiena, seen here posing with his two golds during the Palarong NCR 2017, nabs the Philippines' lone gold medal at the SEA Youth Athletics. Photo by Chiang Kai Shek College

Pole vaulter escapes ban after cocaine contamination during hotel tryst

Oct 07, 2016 - 4:53 AM

Canada s Shawn Barber competed at the Rio Games after arguing that he was contaminated by cocaine accidentally by a woman he hooked up with through Craigslist

ONE NIGHT STAND. Shawn Barber says he requested a 'professional' woman who was 'drug and disease free' to 'relieve stress,' but is finding the one-night stand to have created a new set of problems. Photo by Thierry Zoccolan/AFP

WATCH: Japanese pole vaulter's Olympic hopes foiled by his own penis

Aug 16, 2016 - 10:00 PM

Hiroki Ogita s penis knocks the bar off during the 5 45m pole vault event costing him a ticket to the next round

POLE PROBLEMS. Japan's Hiroki Ogita had a hard time clearing the bar, finishing in 21st place in the preliminary round. Photo by Franck Fife/AFP

Obiena caps banner year for athletics

Dec 23, 2014 - 4:57 PM

Ernest John Obiena won the Singapore Open in a new national mark of 5 20m

Ernest John Obiena at the 27TH Southeast Asian Games. Photo from olympic.ph