Butch aayudahan si EJ

Pinalad si world class Pilipino pole vaulter Ernest John ‘EJ’ Obiena ngayong 2019 sa dalawang international competition, tampok ang gold medal sa men’s division sa Salto Con L’asta, Piazza Chiari sa Italy.

Sa nalundag niyang 5.81m sapat, naging unang Pinoy athlete siyang nag-qualify na rin para sa 32nd Summer Olympic Games 2020 sa Tokyo, Japan.

Sunod sa radar ng 23-year-old, 6-foot-1 ang 30th Southeast Asian Games 2019 sa bansa sa darating na Nobyembre 30-Disyembre 11 kaya patuloy ang dibdiban niyang ensayo lalo’t todo naman ang suporta sa kanya ng Philippine Sports Commission at Philippine Athletics Track and Field Association para makumpleto ang kanyang misyon ngayong taon.

“We are monitoring EJ’s (Obiena) progress,” hayag Miyerkoles ni PSC Chairman William ‘Butch’ Ramirez. “Athletics, being a centerpiece event of the SEA Games, was infused with government support as is usual in the international events our athletes take part in.”

“And lately, EJ has proved himself more in his desire to chase his SEA Games dream. We, in the PSC, are with him. Let us support EJ and the other Pilipino athletes.” (Elech Dawa)