Palau Wrestler competes in Senior World Championships in Budapest, Hungart
On December 11, 2016, Palau wrestler Blesam Tarkong competed in the 2016 World Senior Championships – Non Olympic Categories in Budapest, Hungary. Blesam competed in the mens freestyle senior competition for the 70kg weight division. Blesam wrestled against Michal Radnoti of Slovakia. During the first period of the match Radnoti was the first to score on a takedown for 4 points. Blesam came back scoring 2 points on a headlock roll, but Radnoti countered for 2 points going behind Blesam before going out of bounds. Blesam then shot in for a single leg takedown earning 2 points and did a gut wrench to roll his opponent to his back earning 2 points.