29 Oct 2014

Sport: Guam takes out Micronesia Cup canoe event

12:35 pm on 29 October 2014

Guam have dominated the 16th Micronesia Cup paddle race over the weekend.

Hong Kong proved their strength as well.

The Cup was the biggest outrigger canoe event in the Micronesian region with over 50 teams represented from seven different islands.

Cup Chairman Joe Nowell says the hosts came out on top, particularly in the women's events.

"The Guam team Poksai came in first for the 500 and they came in first for the 12 mile. They missed out on the 1000m but they won first place dominantly on the distance. Coming behind them was Hong Kong and then behind Hong Kong for third place was another Guam team called Animun Tasi Metgot for the distance race."

Micronesia Cup Chairman Joe Nowell.

In the open men's division, Taotao Galaide was first with Hong Kong United and Guatdan Tasi finishing second and third respectively.

16th Annual Micronesia Cup

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