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Pohnpei, Palau dominate Micronesian All Around

POHNPEI’s Eugene Alons and Palau’s Julita Blibei dominated the traditional Micronesian All Around for men’s and women’s division, respectively, of the 7th Micronesian Games.

Alons bagged the Gold medal with 111 points, beating Marshall Islands’ Ati Libokmeto who got the Silver medal and Palau’s Dougwin Franz who received the Bronze medal.

Leading only by 1 point, Blibei beat fellow Palauan Jessica Blailes, who got 58 points. Blibei and Blailes bagged the Gold and Silver medals, respectively, for the women’s division of Micronesian All Around.

The Micronesian All Around is a traditional competition combining climbing coconut trees, husking coconuts, swimming, and diving for pebbles.