Elgin Loren Elwais

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Elgin Loren Elwais (born March 5, 1985) is a Palauan wrestler.[1] Elwais participated in his first Olympic Games at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, China.[1] Elwais stands out from past Palauan Olympians by being the first sportsperson from his country to qualify for the Olympics based on his own merit.[1]

Elwais was the official flag bearer for the Palau Olympic delegation at the 2008 Summer Olympics Opening Ceremony in Beijing on August 8, 2008.[1] He competed in the 55kg class in Greco-Roman wrestling, losing his only match to Hamid Sourian of Iran.

Elwais currently lives in Susanville, California.


  1. ^ a b c d Miho, David (2008-08-06). "Six Palauan Athletes In China For Olympics". Pacific Magazine. Retrieved 2008-08-08.