Hong Kong ends Korea’s domination
6th February, Perth: Hong Kong finally broke the ice and ended Korea's domination by capturing the Boy's Doubles over the Long Oil condition as the Korean girls finished 1-2 on Day 4 of the 13th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship. Korea's Moon Jun-Ho and Chong Seung-Wan led Squad A this morning but their total score of 2527 looked uncertain with the stronger field in the second squad. While Singapore's Jason Yeong Nathan and Justin Teng took an early lead in squad B, it was the Malaysians that came on strong towards the middle of the block.
Singles Long Oil Gold medalist, Aaron Kong and Zulmazran Zulkifli, who lead for two games soon found Wu Siu Hong and Cyrus Cheung mounting their late challenges to snatch the victory by just 2 pins on a total of 2665.
Hong Kong broke the ice to win their first Gold medal in the championship and ending Korea's domination while the Malaysian pair again settled for the Silver with 2663. Squad A leader, Moon and Chong ended up third for the Bronze medal.
Without a doubt, the star of the championship, Choi Jin-A bagged her fourth consecutive Gold medal when she partnered Gang Hye-Eun to win Korea' sixth romping home a comfortable win on a total of 2720, 229 pins ahead of their teammates.
Korea rounded off a great day with Squad A leader, Hwang Sun-Ok and Lee Su-Jeong finishing second for the Silver medal with 2491. Singapore's Amanda Ng and Jazreel Tan took pride in taking the Bronze medal 2444.
Korea's arch rival Malaysia best pair of Zandra Aziela and Esther could only finish fifth with 2433, just 6 pins behind the Japanese pair of Nakano Maki and Totsuka Rie in fourth with 2439.
The Team of 4 events will be contested starting tommorow over two blocks of 4 games each on Long Oil (Tuesday 7th February) and Short Oil (Wednesday 8th February).
Detailed scores: Boy's Doubles Long | Girl's Doubles Long | Boy's Individual AE | Girl's Individual AE.
Photos courtesy of MTBC.