Targeting Tokyo

[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: EJ Obiena

Beatrice Go
[PODCAST] Targeting Tokyo: EJ Obiena
Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena is more than ready to bring home an Olympic medal

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Filipino pole vaulter EJ Obiena is finally inching towards the biggest stage in sports.

The country’s first Tokyo 2020 Olympics qualifier waited close to two years before reaching this point where he will finally make a debut in the quadrennial meet.

After going through a series of hardships in his young career, Obiena is now one of the world’s best pole vaulters, as he regularly competes against the likes of Armand Duplantis and defending Olympic gold medalist Thiago Braz.

The pole vault sensation is now even more excited to don the country’s colors, taking all possible chances to win a medal in the Tokyo Games. –

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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.