EJ Obiena shatters Asian record, joins '6-meter club'


Posted at Jun 11 2023 12:21 AM

EJ Obiena

Filipino Olympian EJ Obiena has set a new Asian pole vault record to dominate the Bergen Jump Challenge in Norway on Saturday (Philippine time).

Obiena, world's number 3 pole vaulter, achieved his best clearance by clearing 6.0 meters in a single attempt to join the "6-meter club."

via Dyan

With the feat, he shattered the 5.94m record he himself set at the 
World Athletics Championships in Oregon, US in July last year.

KC Lightfoot of the US cleared the same height, but finished behind Obiena as he needed two attempts to reach 6.0m.

Another American, Sam Kendricks ended up at third place after hurdling 5.88m.