‘Amazing’ Obiena asiad-ready

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls The 23-year-old Obiena, who suffered a career-threatening injury on the eve of his departure for the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games, surpassed the biennial meet’s gold medal standard in pole vault twice over the weekend in Europe.Obiena cleared 5.45 meters in the Golden Spike competitions on June 13 in the Czech Republic, surpassing the 5.35m gold medal effort of Thailand’s Porranot Purshong in last year’s SEA Games.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThree days later, Obiena vaulted to 5.51 at the International Stabboc Spring Meeting at Zweibrucken Westpfalz-Stadium in Germany.Already, athletics chief Philip Ella Juico said the University of Santo Tomas Electronics and Communications Engineering major is ready for the Asian Games in Jakarta this August. Ernest John Obiena is moving on from his Southeast Asian Games heartbreak last year.And he’s got new records to show for it.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “EJ’s amazing performance brings him within striking distance of a podium finish in the Asian Games, where the record for the gold medal was 5.65 done in Hiroshima, and 5.70 in the Asian championship in Manila in 2003,” Juico said.Obiena finished seventh in a field of 12 in the German meet where two Chinese vaulters finished ahead of the Filipino, Bokai Huang (5.61m) and Jin Yao, who also cleared 5.51m but made the height in his first attempt.It was only the third competition for Obiena since he started recovering from ACL injury. He is based in Formia, Italy, since last month. He will compete in more European meets before flying to Jakarta.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding E-Painters, Aces, Bolts battle for top two View commentslast_img read more

QPR boss Redknapp admits move for Chelsea star is unlikely

first_imgQPR boss Harry Redknapp admits he is unlikely to make a January move for Chelsea winger Mohamed Salah.The Egypt international has found himself on the periphery at Stamford Bridge this season, making just seven appearances in all competitions.But while Redknapp has revealed he would take Salah on loan, the QPR boss believes the winger would not be let go by the Blues.“I would take him on loan but I wouldn’t think you would get him on loan,” said Redknapp.“Chelsea want him. I hadn’t even thought of him. I don’t think he would be available on loan.” Chelsea star Mohamed Salah 1last_img