The Palau National Olympic Committee celebrated Olympic Day ©PNOC

The Palau National Olympic Committee were joined by their country's President for their Olympic Day celebrations.

Tommy E. Remengesau Jr was in attendance as a "Health Walkathon" was held in the Pacific country.

Palauan Olympians were also involved at the event at Ngardmau State Cultural Center, which was designed to help promote healthy living.

There was the opportunity to try out different sports while Team Palau hosted a meeting to prepare for the ninth edition of the Micronesian Games in Yap.

Competition will take place between July 15 and 27.

Palau has competed at every Summer Olympic Games since Sydney 2000.

At Rio 2016, the country sent five athletes to take part in four sports. 

The number included freestyle wrestler Florian Temengil, who lost in the round-of-16 to Hungarian Daniel Ligeti in the under-125 kilograms class.

Good health was a strong message on the day ©PNOC
Good health was a strong message on the day ©PNOC

He was able to compete at the Games after being offered a place through the Tripartite Commission. 

Athlete Rodman Teltull ran in the men's 100 metres, winning his heat in a time of 10.53sec.

He was then eliminated at the quarter-final stage after coming eighth and last in 10.64.

In canoe sprint, Marina Toribiong made the quarter-finals of the women's K1 200m after a sixth place finish in her heat, in 48.913, was enough to take her through.

Despite going quicker in the semis, registering 48.306, this was not enough to advance any further in the competition.

In swimming, Palau were represented by Shawn Dingilius-Wallace and Dirngulbai Misech in men's and women's 50m freestyle respectively, but neither did enough to advance beyond the heats.