EJ Obiena bags gold in Sweden tournament

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, June 3)— Filipino pole vault sensation EJ Obiena bagged another gold medal on Thursday after topping the men's event at the Folksam Grand Prix in Gothenburg, Sweden.

Obiena clinched the podium finish after clearing 5.70 meters during the men's pole vault final.

"A great start to the 2021 outdoor season!" Obiena wrote on his social media page as he shared the good news to his followers.

Brazil's Thiago Braz settled for silver after clearing 5.65 meters.

Obiena's victory comes ahead of his much-anticipated stint at the Tokyo Olympics. He was the first Filipino to qualify for the games.