National junior pole vaulters Paris Pijuan will see action at the 2014 Asian Junior Athletics Championship in Taipei Municipal Stadium, Taipei City, Taiwan slated on June 12-15, 2014.
New Fil-Am recruit Paris Pijuan will debut for Team Philippines on Thursday afternoon against the best male junior pole vaulters in Asia.
Eighteen year-old Pijuan has been self-funded his training in Japan in preparation to qualify for the world junior championship in Oregon, USA next month, and SEA Games in Singapore next year. He has also self-funded his stint in this prestigious Asian Athletics event for junior athletes.
The California State University student has a personal best of 4.90 meters, and has to hurdle the 5.00m mark to be able to make it to the SEA Games team, and 5.05m mark to be able to qualify for the world junior championship.
Pijuan hopes to deliver a historic podium finish in this junior Asian athletics event, since none of our Filipino junior athletes have ever medalled in the Asian Junior Athletics Championship since we started joining this sporting event.
National Philippine junior pole vault record holder, Emily Obiena, was suppose to join Pijuan in the said meet but withdrew the last minute because funding was unavailable.