17th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore won their fifth gold medal of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition with victory in the Women's while the men settled for the silver medal on Wednesday.
Malaysia settled into a good opening game of 937 to lead Thailand by 43 pins and Singapore third, a further 49 pins adrift. Zatil Iman, Ziran Nadiah, Siti Nur Syakila, Aressa Melanie and Nur Syakira continued to shine with another good game of 970 to stretch their lead to 59 pins from Singapore.
Despite posting only 907 in the third game to end the first block with 2814, Malaysia was able to increase their lead to a further 98 pins. Singapore finished second with 1848 while Thailand dropped off their pace to take third with 1770.
When Malaysia returned for the second block after the break, they had a disasterous fourth game of 881 while Singapore's Lesley Low, Nicole Wong, Geraldine Ng, Kristel Oh and Cherie Tan was on fire, knocking down a superb 1054 to take over the running and Malaysia falling 75 pins behind.
Malaysia had no answer to Singapore's hot pace and despite posting 1009 in the final game to Singapore's 957, the gold medal was again wrested away from the Malaysian. Singapore total 5702 for the gold to finish 95 pins ahead. Malaysia took their fourth silver medal of the competition with 5607 while Thailand took the bronze medal with 5273.
In the men's division, Thailand again proved too strong for the field when they romped home another comfortable victory in the Team event for their third gold with 6031, a whopping 193 pins ahead of Singapore on 5838.
Malaysia took their fifth bronze medal with 5742. Thailand won their fourth gold of the competition when Sithiphol Kunaksorn topped the All Events with 6425 from 30 games competed in the Singles, Doubles Mixed Doubles, Trios and Team events.
Annop Arromsaranon gave Thailand a silver when he finished second to his teammate with 6357. SIngapore's Jamie Liew won the bronze medal with 6325.
Cherie Tan of Singapore won her fifth gold and her second inidividual gold when she totaled 6106 to top the All Events standings. Malaysia'z Zatil Iman took the silver medal with 6095 while Kristel Oh finished third with 5958 to take the bronze medal.
Singapore and Thailand led the Men's and Women's medal tally while Singapore led the overall table with a medal haul of 6-3-2. Thailand is second with 3-2-3 as Malaysia, with only one gold medal to show, trailed in third with 1-5-5.