KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 23 ― The national bowling squad continued their sizzling performance after claiming a second gold medal at the 24th Asian Bowling Championships held at SCAA Bowling Centre in Hong Kong yesterday.
Malaysia's No. 1 pair of Sin Li Jane/Esther Cheah won the gold after knocking down 2,637 pinfalls in the women's doubles event, according to the tournament website www.atbc2016-hk.com.
Women's singles gold and silver medallists, Jung Da Wun and Baek Seung Ja, of South Korea 3, just adrift by 62 pins to claim the silver with 2,575, while their fellow compatriots, Jeon Eun Hee/Kim Min Hee, of South Korea 2, had to settle for the bronze medal with 2,520 pinfalls.
Malaysia 3 pair of Nur Syazwani Sahar/Shalin Zulkifli finished in fourth, with 2,495 pinfalls, whereas Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi/Victoria Chin of Malaysia 2, came in sixth place overall out of 33 pairs with 2,438 pinfalls.
The country's hopes to secure a double gold medal was halted by Wu Siu Hong and the men's singles bronze medallist, Michael Mak of Hong Kong 3 after the pair pipped two Malaysian pairs.
Wu/Mak posted 2,708 pinfalls, while Malaysia 3 pair of Adrian Ang/Timmy Tan and Rafiq Ismail/Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek of Malaysia 2 had to content with the silver and bronze, respectively, after knocking down 2,676 and 2,660 pinfalls.
For the record, Timmy Tan delivered the first gold for the country in the men's singles event on Wednesday.
The competition will resume with the trios event in both men's and women's division. ― Bernama