EJ Obiena continued his fantastic start to his indoor season, and his recent silver medal performance at the ISTAF Indoor Meet in Berlin, Germany is just another testament to his talent and determination.
The 27-year-old Filipino pole vaulter keeps his streak of top-three finishes, making it his sixth straight with a best clearance of 5.82.
The ISTAF Indoor Meet took place at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Berlin, Germany, and Obiena went up against some of the world’s best pole vaulters.
Despite being up against the reigning World Champion Armand Duplantis of Sweden, Obiena put in a strong performance and finished in second place with a clearance of 5.82. Duplantis took home the gold medal with a clearance of 6.06.
Obiena’s approach to the competition was calculated and confident.
He started with two attempts at 5.60 before attempting a clearance of 5.82. This was enough to edge out Australia’s Kurtis Marshall, who needed two tries to clear the height. Obiena then made two attempts at his personal best of 5.91, but decided to call it a day after the second attempt.
The world number 3 pole vaulter has been on a roll since the start of the indoor season.
He has already captured back-to-back titles in Poland, and his silver medal in Berlin further solidifies his position as one of the world’s best pole vaulters.
Obiena’s commitment to his sport and his determination to constantly improve is evident in his performances. And so, fans can expect to see more great things from him in the future.
In the world of pole vaulting, the competition is fierce, but Obiena has proven time and time again that he is up to the challenge.
As Obiena continues his strong start to the indoor season, fans can’t help but feel excited for what’s to come in the future.