OBIENA Ernest John

17 Nov 1995
25
Male
MANILA
 
Philippines
MANILA
 
Philippines

Events and Medals

Discipline Event Rank Medal
ATH Athletics Men's Pole Vault 11

Schedule

Change
Start Time Location Event Status
Olympic Stadium - Pole Vault A
Finished
Olympic Stadium - Pole Vault A
Finished

Biographical Information

Highlights

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World Athletics Championships
YearLocationPole Vault
2019Doha, QATQual. (5.60)

Asian Games
YearLocationPole Vault
2018Indonesia7th (5.30)

Asian Championships
YearLocationPole Vault
2019Doha, QAT1st (5.71)
2017Bhubaneswar, IND3rd (5.50)

Diamond League overview - Three best ranks per season and event since 2017
YearPole Vault
20211 x 4th
20202 x 3rd
20191 x 4th, 1 x 9th

Diamond League - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventLocationResult
32020Pole VaultRome, ITA5.80
32020Pole VaultMonaco, MON5.70
42021Pole VaultStockholm, SWE5.82
42019Pole VaultDoha, QAT5.46
92019Pole VaultZurich, SUI5.58

World Athletics Continental Tour - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
12020Pole VaultWorld Athletics Continental TourOstrava, CZE5.74
22021Pole VaultWorld Athletics Continental TourBydgoszcz, POL5.87
22021Pole VaultWorld Athletics Continental TourHengelo, NED5.80

World Challenge - Ten best performances since 2020
RankYearEventCompetitionLocationResult
82019Pole VaultWorld ChallengeOstrava, CZE5.41
102019Pole VaultWorld ChallengeBerlin, GER5.50
102018Pole VaultWorld ChallengeOstrava, CZE5.40


Legend
SF - Semifinal, QF - Quarterfinal, 1R - 1st Round, Qual. - Qualification, QR - Qualification Round, DNF - Did Not Finish, DNS - Did Not Start, DQ - Disqualified, NM - No Mark, [Relay athlete without time] - Did not run in final
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EJ (ABS CBN Sports YouTube channel, 28 Oct 2019)
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Athlete, Student
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Electronic Engineering - University of Santo Tomas, Manila, PHI
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English, Filipino
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Rohsaan Griffin [national], USA; Vitaly Petrov [personal], UKR; Emerson Obiena [father], PHI
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His father Emerson represented the Philippines in pole vault, and won bronze medals at the South East Asian Games in 2005 and 2007. His father has also served as his coach and as national Filipino pole vault coach. His younger sister Emily Jean has also competed for the Philippines in pole vault, including at the 2017 South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. His mother Jeanette competed in hurdles at university level. (sports.inquirer.net, 12 Feb 2017, 14 Aug 2017, 23 Aug 2017; pinoyathletics.info, 07 Jul 2017, 06 Aug 2017; SportsDeskOnline, 18 Aug 2020)
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In mid-2017 he tore the anterior cruciate ligament [ACL] in his left knee. The injury required surgery and sidelined him for seven months. (philstar.com, 29 Mar 2018; sports.inquirer.net, 23 Aug 2017; thestandard.com.ph, 27 Mar 2018)
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He took up the pole vault at age six. (ABS CBN Sports YouTube channel, 28 Oct 2019)
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He was encouraged to take up the sport by his parents, who were both members of the Philippine Pole Vault Club in Manila, Philippines. "I was jumping with my dad and saw how fun it was. I got interested in the fun element of watching people free-falling with the pole after flinging themselves 16 feet into the air." (pinoyfitness.com, 31 May 2015; ABS CBN Sports YouTube channel, 28 Oct 2019)
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To win a gold medal at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (sports.inquirer.net, 05 Feb 2020)
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He splits his training between the Philippines and Formia, Italy, where he works with coach Vitaly Petrov. (ABS CBN Sports YouTube channel, 28 Oct 2019; manilastandard.net, 18 Jun 2020)
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In 2018 and 2019 he was named Male Athlete of the Year by Filipino athletics website Pinoyathletics. (pinoyathletics.info, 26 May 2020)
Legend
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Gold Medal Event
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Silver Medal Event
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Bronze Medal Event
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