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‘You are a tiger, EJ’

‘You are a tiger, EJ’

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THOMASIAN OLYMPIC pole vaulter Ernest John “EJ” Obiena drew praises for his “ferociousness” amid the challenges he faced throughout the year. “You are a tiger, EJ. I believe all tigers are ferocious and feared upon especially when threatened,” UST Vice-rector Fr. Isaias D. Tiongco said during Obiena’s victory homecoming on Thursday, Sept. 29 at the Buenaventura Garcia Paredes, O.P. building. “But you are not merely a tiger, you are a Thomasian tiger,” Tiongco added. Obiena, an electronics engineering student, was also lauded for excelling in prestigious competitions, including the 2022 Wanda Diamond League, where he bagged gold and surpassed the world’s number one and Olympic record holder Armando Duplantis. “You nonetheless exhibit grace, courage, tenacity, persistence, a...