Donations for Basketball

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Dr. Merlynn Abello-Alfonso donated 19 jerseys, warm up pants and 100 T-Shirts for PICS High School basketball teams. The uniforms will be used in the upcoming FSM High School Christmas Tournament hosted by the College of Micronesia FSM. The purpose of the tournament is to provide socialization among student athletes and to keep them busy with basketball without drugs.

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Baseball starts in Pohnpei

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MAY 2016 - The inaugural Pohnpei (“FSM”) baseball league has begun competitions at the Daini Ball field in Pohnpei. Toshio Akinaga said that dozens of donors have made the competition possible and we will do a fuller story including those donors in the next issue of The Kaselehlie Press. A total of 10 teams registered to compete. There are three Junior League teams for players 17 and under, and 7 Major League teams for those 18 and older. Akinaga said that the competitions will continue for at least the next two months. He said that he is extremely grateful for all of the support the league has received.

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Team FSM to compete in 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro

Jennifer Chieng invited to compete in boxing with a Tripartite invitation

By Jim Tobin
FSM National Olympic Committee
July 20, 2016
FSM—The Federated States of Micronesia will now be sending five athletes to this year’s Olympic Games competing in Swimming and Athletics (Track and Field) and just announced, also in Boxing.
The Olympic Games are from August 5 to August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In late June, the FSM National Olympic Committee (FSMNOC) and FSM Boxing Association were notified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Boxing Association (IABA) that Jennifer Chieng, FSM female Boxer from Yap State received a late Tripartite Commission invitation to compete in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in the Female 57-60kg division in Boxing. This is outstanding news for the development of Boxing in the FSM, and is a great honor for Chieng. She has been training in New York the past few months. Her coach is Erick Divinagracia from Pohnpei State.

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Pohnpei to host 1st Micronesian Athletics Championships

By Jim Tobin
Pohnpei will be hosting the 2016 Micronesia region Athletics (Track and Field) Championships from June 2-4, 2016. The best Track and Field athletes from the region, including Guam, Palau, Marshalls, CNMI, Nauru and the FSM will be competing in running, jumping and throwing events. The FSM largest group of athletes will be from the host Pohnpei, with over 30 youth athletes. Yap and Chuuk will also be participating. This is the first time this competition has ever been held in the Micronesian region.
championchipsThe championships start with a Technical Meeting for all coaches and technical officials at 3pm Wednesday, June 1 at the FSM National Olympic Committee conference room. A welcoming dinner for all athletes, coaches and officials will be held at Cupids Grill at 6pm on Wednesday, July 1, hosted by the Office of the President, FSM National Government. The track meet official starts on Thursday, June 02, at 3pm, at the Pohnpei Track and Field, with the main event being the 100 meter men and women preliminaries and finals. The second day, Friday, June 03, will start at 2pm, with preliminaries and finals in 400 meter, Long Jump, Shot Put and other events. The final day, Saturday, June 04 will begin at 1pm, with preliminaries and finals in 200 meters, 110 hurdles, relays and other events.

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Micronesia Track and Field champions fight for personal bests and medals in Pohnpei

championships 01By Bill Jaynes
The Kaselehlie Press
June 7, 2016
Pohnpei, FSM—The 2016 Micronesia Athletics Championships ended in a downpour at PICS (Pohnpei Island Central School) Track and Field on June 4 but the rain didn’t dampen the competitive spirit of the athletes. The games began on June 2 and featured athletes from Pohnpei, Yap, Chuuk, Guam, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Northern Marianas Islands, and Palau.
The athletes competed in 100, 200, 400, 800, 1500, 5000, and 10,000 meter races. 110 and 400 meter hurdles, long jump, triple jump, high jump, discus throw, shot put, javelin throw, hammer throw, 4x100 meter and 4x400 meter relays, octathlon, and heptathlon competitions.
Hundreds of people lined the stands to cheer on their favorite athletes. There were some remarkable performances. Rodman Teltull of Palau set a new record for the 100 meter final at 10.55 seconds, .25 seconds under the previous record.
Certainly every athlete in every event wanted to win their events and stand on the top stair during the medals presentation. The crowds cheered and yelled as the athletes thundered around the track or took flight for a long or high jump or threw some heavy object as far they could. 184 medals were awarded to 184 stunning athletes. It filled the heart with pride to see their achievements and the results can be found at www.athletics-oceania.com. Just the results for the top three medal winners span 12 pages of small print, way more than we could ever print here.

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Pohnpei’s TJ Rush crowned Open Men’s winner in Fiji Tennis tournament

By Litia Tikomailepanoni
Fiji Sun
March 29, 2016
Lautoka, Fiji--
Rush, 19 of the Federated States of Micronesia beat Solomon’s Christinnoh Fujiyama (4-0, 4-2) in the final of the Easter Tennis Championship at the Regional Tennis Complex in Lautoka.
Rush who is an International Tennis Federation scholarship recipient is a student of Natabua High School.
“It was a tough a match and I have been training hard and managed to pull this one,” he said.
“Good to see top players around the region come together for such a great outing.”
Row who is also from the Solomon Islands beat Fiji’s Loraine Kamoe (4-1) in the final.
Tournament director Sachin Reddy said he was impressed with the local players in the four-day event.
He said the tournament, served as a good selection ground for the national team to play at the ITF West Pacific qualifying tournament in Lautoka from May 2-8.
Reddy added that preparation is on going for the inaugural Oceania Championship to be played in Suva from June 2-9.

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