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CNMI medalists to receive cash

THE CNMI athletes that brought home medals from the 2018 Micronesian Games in Yap will now be receiving cash incentives for their hard work after the confirmation during last Thursday’s Northern Marianas Sports Association monthly general membership meeting held in Congressman Gregorio Kilili Sablan’s Saipan Office.

NMSA President Michael White has announced that he had already signed the checks that will be given to the medalists at the upcoming NMSA Annual sports banquet that will be held on Feb. 20 at the Fiesta Resort & Spa.

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Team CNMI poses with all 15 medals after completing the weightlifting event of the 2018 Micronesian Games held in Yap.  Contributed photo

The NMI weightlifting team shone during the Micro Games as they collected a total of 15 medals, six of which are gold.

Angel San Nicolas, Antonette Labausa and Bonny Cruz dominated their respective weight classes bringing the six gold medals while Rodrigo Ada and Joey Tudela supported with a few silver and bronze medals to complete all 15.

Swimming, paddling, baseball and athletics will also join the spotlight as they earned medals. Kento Akimaru made the list taking one gold and four silver medals sharing the individual awards with Zarinae Sapong and Rachel Abrams as they took two golds from their 13 total.

The Northern Marianas Paddle Sports Federation will also be awarded as the men’s team brought home a silver medal alongside the women’s team who bagged the bronze.

Joining the team award will be Baseball as they made it to the finals but lost against Pohnpei for the silver medal.

Individual gold medalists will receive a total of $150 dollars while silver will be handed $100 and bronze with $75. As for the team events the checks will be given to their sports federation and will be up to them on how they will spread the wealth amongst their athletes.