Janry Ubas settled for the bronze medal in the men’s long jump event in the World Athletics Cup Challenge on Sunday in Niigata, Japan.
The 28-year-old Ubas placed third out of 20 competitors and was the lone entry from South East Asia.
Ubas, coached by Dario Darosas, cleared 7.76 meters on his final attempt, an improvement of his performance in the 2022 Hanoi Southeast Asian Games. This was much better than the 7.70 m that he did during the recent PATAFA Weekly Relays.
He took the bronze medal back then at 7.33.
Yushi Hahioka of Japan cleared 8.05 meters on his fourth jump for the gold, while Asian Champion Daikii Oda took silver with 7.93 meters.
PATAFA secretary general Edward Kho said the points that he will earn will give him opportunities to compete in world championship events. Peter Atencio