EJ Obiena set a new personal indoor best after clearing 5.91 meters for a second-place finish in the 2022 Perche Elite Tour, Sunday morning (Manila time) in Rouen, France.
The result also is also a provisional national indoor record, breaking his own mark of 5.86 set in last year’s Orlen Cup in Lodz.
It was also a centimeter away from tying the 24-year-old Asian indoor mark of 5.92 meters of Igor Potapovich of Kazakhstan set in Stockholm.
Obiena even had needed a solitary attempt at the said height after passing on the 5.86 — his previous indoor best.
The 26-year-old had to clear 5.81 meters on a third and final attempt, after successfully hurdling the previous set heights of 5.51, 5.61, and 5.71, all in just a single try.
Christopher Nilsen set a new personal best and established the new world-leading mark at 6.05 meters to get the title. While 2016 Olympic champion Thiago Braz completed the top three also with 5.91.