The overall medal tally of the Micronesian Games 2018 as of yesterday evening placed Team Palau on the second spot after Team Guam.

Palau had already garnered 36 medals where 21 of it are gold, seven are silver, and eight are bronze.

In an update posted by the Palau National Olympic Committee on their Facebook Page, it was shared that Team Palau earned two gold medals from athletics event where Florian Temengil competed for Shotput and the men’s 4x100m event. PNOC shared that it has been 20 years since Palau brought its last gold medal on this event. Palau’s Adrian Ililau, Gwynn Uehara, Rodman Teltull and Ian Koshiba are among those who played for men’s 4x100m events.

Joab Kanai also won a silver medal on the Octathlon event while Sydney Francisco won silver medal on women’s 400m Hurdles.

Palau’s Baseball team also played a good game against Team CNMI and came up short with the score of 1-0.
Basketball men and women’s team both won their games against team Chuuk on July 18 with the score of 78-24 while men’s team played a close game against team Kiribati with the score 68-64.

Palau’s Men and Women Beach Volleyball teams also won gold medals in the championship games. Women’s team played all 3 sets against team RMI while men’s team played only two sets against team Kiribati.

Canoe team also brought two gold, a silver and bronze medals. Women’s team won two gold medals on their 1500-m and 50-m events while the men’s team took the second place on the 1500m and a bronze medal on the 500m event.

Florian Temengil, Guy Delemeau and Cristian Nicolescu of Palau’s Wrestling Team also each won a gold medal while Jarvis Blesam took bronze medal at the middle weight class.

For more events scheduled and team Palau updates go to or check out Palau National Olympic Committee facebook. Thank you everyone for all your prayers, thoughts and cheers to our Team Palau in Yap. (Palau National Olympics Committee)