Last Updated on February 13, 2023 by Andrew Pirie
Janry Ubas Sets Nabs Bronze at Asian Indoor Championships
Janry Ubas joined an elite company of athletes to take bronze at the Asian Indoor championships. It was the only medal for the Philippines in the 2023 edition from the 6-man contingent at Astana, Kazakhstan. After a somewhat disappointing Long Jump. Ubas bounced back to take the bronze in the Heptathlon.
His score of 5245 pts, broke the previous National Record of Jesson ‘The Panda’ Ramil Cid who had 4565 pts in Guangzhou 9 years ago.
Ubas was third behind Maruyama and Okuda of Japan. He finished ahead of reigning SEA Games Decathlon Champion Suttisak of Thailand who came 4th.
The last time the Philippines took a medal at the Asian Indoor Championships was in 2016 when Eric Cray took bronze in the 60m. Ubas delivered as world-ranked Pole Vaulter Ernest Obiena was unable to attend due to logistics issues flying poles into Kazakhstan.
Getting the Grospe of Things
Meanwhile, Leonard Grospe improved his National Record Indoors from 2.14m to 2.15m landing 7th in the Final. The only South East Asian athlete to join this competition.
List of Updated Filipino Records Here
Janry Ubas Sets New Philippine Indoor Record
Astana, Kazakstan (Feb 11)
At the Asian Indoor Championships after failing to do so in the long jump event Janry Ubas cleared 7.42m (Feb 10). Ubas topped the Heptathlon Long Jump clearing 7.66m. This erased the Philippine Record set by Fil-Heritage athlete Donovant Arriola (7.64m) which was set on Feb. 6, 2015, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, at the Lobos Invitational. Arriola was the 2015 SEA Games Bronze Medalist
Ubas also now is sitting in third place in the Heptathlon behind 2 Japanese athletes after 2 events on the morning of Day 1 of the Heptathlon Event
Janry Ubas Athlete of PATAFA Weekly Relay Finals 7.88m Long Jump
Janry Ubas delivered what the performance of the Weekly Relay Finals was. Dishing out a superb 7.88m to tie his own personal best set in 2017 was in fact no fluke. Ubas’ previous 7.88m was not a world athletics-sanctioned performance, so the 7.88m becomes his official personal best.
It was an unforgettable weekend for the 28-year-old Ubas who was the best athlete performer in the Finals at Pasig with a Gold and PB in the 100m of 10.96 (first time to go sub 11 sec) and a 35m+ throw in the Discus.
This a testament to the hard work put in by his long-time coach Dario de Rosas
Ubas is the SEA Games Bronze medalist in Decathlon in 2015, 2019, and 2022. And SEA Games Silver in the 2022 Long Jump and Bronze in the 2017 Long Jump.
While having quite a collection of Medals, Ubas has been very consistent this season frequently over 7.60m at all the events he has joined. And hopes to add that elusive SEA Games Gold medal to his collection in Cambodia in 2023.
Janry Ubas – takes Bronze Medal in Japan World Challenge Leg
Congratulations to Janry Ubas and his long-time coach Dario De Rosas, who has coached Ubas for the past decade.
As Janry took the bronze medal at the World Athletics Cup Challenge in the Men’s Long Jump. The event was held in Niigata Japan on October 2. Janry finished third out of 20 competitors. He was the only South East Asian participant. The Gold went to Yushi Hahioka of Japan in 8.05m (4th jump), the 2019 World University and Asian Champion who has a PB of 8.36m. Silver went to Daikii Oda 7.93m (PB of 8.06m).
Ubas’s performance was a season’s best improving on his season’s best of 7.73m set at the Hanoi 2022 SEA Games on 15 May, where he took silver behind Nguyen Tien Trong of Vietnam (7.80m). Ubas is also a 3x Games Bronze Medalist in the Decathlon.
Since then he has shown consistency in the 7.70m range winning the Marestella Long Jump event and leaping 7.70m at the PATAFA Weekly Relays. Ubas PB of 7.88m was set at Pasig back in 2017.
Janry Ubas Profile:
- Born: 2 January 1994
- College: Far Eastern University
- Coach: Dario De Rosas
- Philippine Team 2013 onwards
- Based in Manila
- Hometown: Balubal, Cagayan De Oro
- SEA Games
- 2015 Decathlon Bronze
- 2017 Long Jump Bronze
- 2019 Decathlon Bronze Decathlon
- 100M: 11.10 (0.3) SEA Games, Singapore 2015
- 110 Hurdles: 15.75, UAAP, Pasig 2017
- Long Jump: 7.88m NWI, Time Trial, Pasig, 2017
- High Jump: 2.08m Weekly Relays, Pasig 2015
- Triple Jump: 15.05m, Weekly Relays, Pasig 2014
- Pole Vault 4.70m, Weekly Relays, Pasig 2015
- Decathlon: 6796 Pts, SEA Games, Singapore 2015
Janry Ubas in Long Jump Pre-Asian Games Feb 14, 2018
The other competitor from the Philippines SEA Games, Bronze Medalist Janry Ubas, wound up 9th in the Long Jump with a 7.25m leap, albeit a long way from his 7.88m PB.
A slight improvement from Ubas opening jump at 7.11m in the Weekly Relay Finals in December. His first jump since SEA Games.
China’s Zhoaguang Zhang won in 7.96m, Lin Hung-Min (Taipei) took silver in 7.89m, and Sri Lanka’s Wimalasari took bronze in 7.82m. Indonesian’s Sapwaturahman leaped 7.43m, and SEA Games silver medalist Suwandi Wijaya was 7.26m.
Jomar Udtohan of the Philippines improved his PB from 10.60 to 10.56 in the heats placing 3rd in Heat 2, but he did not start in the final.
ATHLETICS UPDATES: Janry Ubas 4th
Sept 19, 2017
SEA Games Bronze Medalist Janry Ubas finished a very close 4th in the Men’s Long Jump.
Ubas leap of 7.40m was his first time competing in an Indoors competition. The 23-year-old was 4cm from the Bronze and 8cm! from the Gold. Ubas was outside the Pinoyathletics Indoor Record of Donovant Arriola (7.64m)
4th place an got pb tonight long jump men huhu loser na nga injured pa but thank you still Thank God because guiding me this night after you gave me strength to connect with this compete to be my coach Joebert Delicano without fed I will focus on the game to donate all my best this night an specially to my legend coach even if it rains, you will always be there for my training every day.
Said Ubas, who praised his two coaches.
Nguyen Tien Trong, who was 5th at the 2017 SEA Games, won the Gold in 7.48m, which according to Wikipedia, has broken the Vu Van Huyen National Indoor record of 7.18m set in 2009.
Ubas surpasses SEA Games Gold Standard in Long Jump
PASIG, June 3, 2017
During the second PATAFA Time Trial on June 3. Janry Ubas, 24, solidified his place in the 2017 SEA Games Athletics Team for the Philippines. Besides, he leaped a splendid 7.88m.
Similarly, he followed up with 7.80m and 7.70m jumps. Besides, he also reported some fouls in the 7.90m range.
Above all, the impressive jump shattered his previous PB of 7.55m at the National Championships.
The winning leap in the last SEA Games was 7.75m by Supanara of Thailand, who won 2009, 2011, and 2015 SEA Games Long Jump titles. Ubas was the bronze medalist last SEA Games 2015 in the Men’s Decathlon.
Fil-Heritage jumper Tyler Ruiz who has leaped 7.79m, is most likely to join Ubas at the SEA Games. Besides, Donovont Arriola, who got Bronze in the 2015 SEA Games, was injured.
For instance, the leap Ubas is the #2 jump of all time, and he currently leads the SEA Ranking list for 2017. However, only Olympian Henry Dagmil 7.99m in 2007 has ever leaped further. Ubas is trained primarily by Dario De Rosas, the head coach of FEU, Ubas studies, and Dario’s assistant Joebert Delicano.
Besides, Rone Malipay, who trains with Delicano, improved his Triple Jump PB from 15.55 to 15.67m.
The Rise of Janry Ubas
Sept 22, 2014
Article by Andrew Pirie
The School FEU that nurtured Jesson Ramil Cid has produced another talent in the Decathlon.
In the second heat of the Week, 10 of the Weekly Relays at Pasig (14.09.14), Janry Ubas is a hot chance at hitting the SEA Games Bronze mark Decathlon.
He improved his 100m Personal best with 11.1 to win the second heat, holding off FEU schoolmate and National 110m Hurdles Champion Clinton Kingsley Bautista.
Ubas by points calculation is at around 6423pts assuming he gets very slow (54.90 in the 400 and 5m30 in 1500, he would have improved that 400 times by now, and he was yet to register a time in 1500).
Not Yet a Member of the Training Pool
Ubas, who is not yet a member of the National Training Pool but should be strongly considered, is being trained by Dario De Rosas, head coach of FEU.
His assistant, former SEA Games multiple triple jumps and long jump medallist Joebert ‘Grover’ Delicano, also holds the Triple Jump National Record.
With input from national Coaches Emerson Obiena in the pole vault and Dario De Rosas, the head coach at FEU.
The 5’5 Ubas finished second at the PNG to Tyler Ruiz in the High Jump (2.05m, PB 2.06m) and won the Pole Vault as Ernest John Obiena was training in Italy at the time.
Assistant FEU Coach Joebert Delicano has decided to focus on the Decathlon.
Ubas will target the Decathlon SEA Games standard of 6383 pts, which he is sure to not only surpass but, given 6500-6700 points, is capable of landing the bronze behind fellow alumni Cid (7069 PB) and Zakaria Malik of Indonesia (6783/6629 this year). In conclusion, Ubas will challenge Nguyen Van Dat of Vietnam (6383).
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