By: L.N. Reklai
June 26, 2017 (Koror, Palau) 11th Belau Games is in full swing with many events taking place at the same time in various venues.
In Aquathon (swim & run) events this past weekend, Taehun Kim of Koror got Gold, Jericho Maido of Koror got Silver and Juan Castro of Ngardmau won the Bronze in the individual male category. Rhema Maido was the only female contender in the Individual Female Aquathon, winning gold for Koror State.
In the team event Aquathon, UB Misech and Mason Chapman won Gold for Ngarchelong and Osisang Chilton and Sky Meltel got Silver for Peleliu. Shawn Wallace and Lolmei Uong got Bronze for Koror.
Other events that started this weekend include beach volleyball, indoor volleyball, archery, basketball, and softball.
As of June 25th, according to 11th Belau Games unofficial results, Koror leads with 73 total medals, 33 gold, 25 silver and 15 bronze.
Ngarchelong ranked second with total of 48 medals, 15 gold, 22 silver, and 11 bronze. Following in 3rd place is Ngaraard with total of 19 medals, 4 gold, 1 silver and 14 bronze.
Stay tuned as other events reach their finals this week. Other sports that bring in lots of medals such as wrestling and weightlifting start this week. [/restrict]