The Japan Embassy donates to “judogis” Judo for Kids program
The Judo for Kids program received a donation of Judogis (judo uniforms) from the Japan Embassy this past week.Japan Ambassador Sadaoka presented the donation to the Palau Judo Federation with Minister of Justice John C. Gibbons accepting on behalf of the PJF.
PNOC Introduces Olympians
PNOC proudly introduced their Olympians this past week in a short intimate ceremony with parents and coaches. The athletes discussed logistics of the upcoming games and among the topics was dealing with the media. OTV put that to the test and it’s seemed that the palauan Olympians are a bit overwhelmed and yet excited to take on the challenge in participating the 2012 Olympics.
Also presented a check $30, mind 000 to support the PNOC on their Olympism efforts.
Tahiti crowned Kings of Oceania
One team’s history is another teams misery. Tahiti’s 1-0 win over New Caledonia in the Oceania Nations Cup, information pills marked the first time in the tournament’s history a Pacific Island country not named Australia or New Zealand ‚claimed Oceania’s biggest prize. The historic triumph was made possible in the 10th minute of the Finals, tadalafil when a Lorenzo Tehau cross was flicked on by brother Jonathan and found its way to Steevy Chong Hue, who chested it down and volleyed for the score. Now Tahiti has a chance to add to the record books as they will compete with the world’s greatest football clubs at the 2013 FIFA Confederations Cup in Brazil. New Zealand coach Ricki Herbert is taking considerable heat for the All Whites’ humbling third place finish, which they narrowly secured by defeating host country Solomon Islands 4-3. The result cost New Zealand a spot at next year’s Confederations Cup but, by making the top four, the team retains a chance of qualifying for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
Pacific Lifters Dominated Oceania Championships
The 2012 Oceania Weightlifting Championships and Continental Olympic Qualifications came to an end with Olympic bids on the line. In the men’s division only five spots out of nineteen countries were given to the Oceania continent. They are:
1st Australia with 148 points
2nd Kiribati with 142 points
3rd Fiji with 141 points
4th New Zealand with 139 points
5th PNG with 127 points
In the women’s division, only the top four countries received one spot each for the London Games. They were:
1st Samoa with 106 points
2nd PNG with 103 points
3rd Fiji with 98 points
4th Australia with 98 points
Manuel Minginfel, FSM, qualified for his 4th Olympics
Yap’s own three-time Olympian, Manuel Minginfel from the FSM, qualified on his own merit in the 62kg category and therefore he will be competing in London for Micronesia in his fourth Olympic Games. His performance in Samoa was called “brilliant,” and his total of 280kg placed him as the best pound-for-pound weightlifter in the tournament. Another Olympian, Itte Detenamo from Nauru also qualified on his own merit and therefore he will represent Nauru in his third Olympics. To qualify on your own merit you need to place in the top 15 in the world.
The 2012 Yap Games starts June 15th to June 24th
The 2012 Yap Games start today with their first two events, Baseball and Wrestling will begin shortly after the opening ceremony. Events include Soccer, Baseball, Basketball, Canoeing, Softball Fast Pitch, Tennis, Beach Volleyball, Volleyball and Wrestling. The Games will continue throughout next week and end on Sunday, June 24th, 2012.