Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Alfons of Pohnpei clinches gold in Micro All-around

Palikir, POHNPEI (Micro Games/FSM Information Service): June 30, 2006 - Eugene Alfons of Pohnpei State has been declared the winner of the Micro All-Around, the signature competition of the Micronesian Games currently underway in the Northern Marianas Islands from June 23 - July 1.

The Micro All-Around is a sporting event unique to the Pacific, which challenges athletes from the Micronesian islands to a competition of traditional islands skills which involves spear throwing, swimming, diving, coconut climbing, coconut husking and coconut grating.

With Alfons of Pohnpei winning the Gold, the Silver goes to Atti Atti of the Marshall Islands and Stalin Stanley of Palau receives the Bronze.

In addition to the Micro All-Around, traditional events like Track and Field, Swimming, Basketball, Baseball, Tennis and Volleyball are all part of the sporting competitions of the Micronesian Games.

The Micronesian Games are organized for the island nations and territories in the Micronesian archipelago: Chuuk, Guam, Kiribati, Kosrae, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Northern Marianas, Palau, Pohnpei and Yap.

With the exception of Nauru, all the Micronesian islands are represented at the Micronesian Games 2006 expected to wrap up this weekend in Northern Marianas. The medal tally as it stands on Friday, June 30th 12pm, is:

Micronesian Games 2006 Medal Tally:

COUNTRY

GOLD

SILVER

BRONZE

TOTAL

1. GUAM

46

25

18

89

2. C.N.M.I

27

31

29

87

3. PALAU

23

15

16

54

4. KIRIBATI

5

7

6

18

5. POHNPEI

4

12

14

30

6. CHUUK

3

6

9

18

7. MARSHALL IS.

3

5

10

18

8. YAP

2

3

2

7

9. KOSRAE

2

2

2

6

TOTAL

115

106

106

327

More information may be obtained from the games website: http://cnmi.net/microgames/.


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