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Rappler Sports Timeout: What’s up with EJ Obiena?

Beatrice Go

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Rappler Sports Timeout: What’s up with EJ Obiena?
Rappler catches up with Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena on his overseas training regimen amid the Italy lockdown

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino pole vaulter and Olympic qualifier EJ Obiena is one of the country’s elite athletes affected by the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Games due to the coronavirus pandemic. 

Obiena, though, has been able to continue training despite Italy being under lockdown in its efforts to manage the global health crisis.  

The 24-year-old pole vaulter has been open about his disappointment, that he felt lost following the Olympic shelving as he would have to wait for another year before seeing action in his maiden quadrennial meet. 

Rappler catches up with Obiena on how he’s coping while being miles away from home. – 

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.