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8th MICROGAMES COMES TO A CLOSE

Amid some rain, the 8th Micronesian Games comes to a close in Pohnpei.

By Robert Balajadia

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The 2014 Micronesian Games officially came to a close with Guam stealing both the men’s and women’s athlete of the games as swimmers Pilar Shimizu and Jagger Stephens were awarded honorary paddles.

Shimizu earned eight gold medals and one silver while Stephens earned 10 gold medals.

The swimmers made their way back home after their competition ended last week so accepting on there behalf was chef de mission Roger Wahl.

Guam tallied a total of 81 medals. 42 gold, 27 silver, 12 bronze.

Rain interrupted the ceremony with not all of Team Guam present.

As reported on GSPN earlier in the week, the rest of the teams were informed of the news that Yap will be hosting the 9th Micro Games in 2018.

Pohnpei’s governor thanked all the teams participating and then provided a blessing to send the teams off.

Some islands participated in a short dance off in the front of the track before all the Islands began to make their destination home.

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Guam celebrates with a dance during the closing ceremony. (photo by Joey Blas)

Here is the complete medal recap of all of Guam’s events:

TEAM EVENTS

Baseball – GOLD

Women’s Basketball – GOLD

Women’s Volleyball – GOLD

Men’s Basketball – GOLD

Men’s Volleyball – GOLD

Women’s Team Tennis – GOLD

Men’s Team Tennis – GOLD

Men’s 4x200m Relay – GOLD

Women’s 4×200 Relay – GOLD

Men’s 4x50m Relay – GOLD

Men’s 4x100m Relay – GOLD

Women’s 4x100m Relay – GOLD

Men’s Tennis Doubles – GOLD/SILVER

Women’s Tennis Doubles – GOLD/SILVER

Mixed Doubles Tennis – GOLD/BRONZE

Women’s Fast Pitch Softball – SILVER

Women’s 4x50m Relay – SILVER

Va’a Men’s 500m – SILVER

Va’a Women’s 500m – SILVER

Va’a Women’s 9-mile – SILVER

Men’s Table Tenns Doubles – BRONZE

Men’s Table Tennis Team – BRONZE

Men’s Spearfishing TEAM – GOLD

Team Guam's chef de mission Roger Wahl accepting the player of the Micro Games award for Pilar Shimizu and Jagger Stephens. (photo by Joey Blas)

Team Guam’s chef de mission Roger Wahl accepting the Player of the Micro Games award for Pilar Shimizu and Jagger Stephens. (photo by Joey Blas)

INDIVIDUAL EVENTS 

Men’s Tennis Singles – GOLD/SILVER/BRONZE

Women’ Tennis Singles – SILVER/BRONZE

Men’s Spearfishing – SILVER

Swimming events

1500m Freestyle Men
Benjamin Schulte 1st
Tommy Imazu 2nd

100m Freestyle Men
Jagger Stephens 1st
Benjamin Schulte 2nd

100m Freestyle Women
Pilar Shimizu 1st

200m Breastroke Men
Benjamin Schulte 1st
Tanner Poppe 3rd

200m Breastroke Women
Chasmyn Quinata 2nd

100m Backstroke Men
Jagger Stephens 1st
Alejandro Atoigue 2nd

100m Backstroke women
Madison Packbier 3rd

200m IM Men
Benjamin Schulte 1st
Tommy Imazu 2nd

200m IM Women
Pilar Shimizu 1st
Lorelei Poppe 2nd

50m Butterfly Men
Christopher Duenas 1st
Jagger Stephens 2nd

50m Butterfly Women
Mineri Gomez 3rd

800m Freestyle Women
Amanda Poppe 3rd

200m Freestyle Men
Jagger Stephens 1st
Tommy Imazu 2nd

200m Freestyle Women
Amanda Poppe 3rd

50m Breastroke Men
Benjamin Schulte 1st

50m Breastroke Women
Pilar Shimizu 1st

400IM Men
Benjamin Schulte 1st
Tanner Poppe 2nd

400IM Women
Lorelei Poppe 1st

200m Backstroke Men
Jagger Stephens 1st
Tommy Imazu 2nd

200m Backstroke Women
Taloani Atoigue 3rd

100m Butterfly Men
Christopher Duenas 1st
Benjamin Schulte 2nd

200m Butterfly Men
Tanner Poppe- Silver
Champ Quinata- Bronze

200m Butterfly Women
Lorelei Poppe- Gold

50m Backstroke Men
Jagger Stephens- Gold
Alejandro Atoigue- Silver

50m Freestyle Men
Jagger Stephens- Gold
Christopher Duenas- Silver

50m Freestyle Women
Pilar Shimizu- Gold

100m Breaststroke  Men
Benjamin Schulte- Gold
Tanner Poppe- Bronze

100m Breaststroke  Women
Pilar Shimizu- Gold

400m Freestyle Men
Jagger Stephens- Gold
Tommy Imazu- Silver

400m Freestyle Women
Amanda Poppe- Bronze

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