15th December, K.Lumpur: Singapore won their third gold medal of the 14th Asean University Games Bowling Competition when they dominated the Mixed Doubles event by finishing first and second.
Singapore's first mixed pair of Geraldine Ng and Lionel Lim blizted the lanes at Sunway Mega Lanes with a superb 505 opening game to lead their compatriot, Kristel Oh and Jamie Liew win second.
But it was the second pair of Kristel and Jamie who took over the running immediately after the second game. By the halfway mark, the pair had built up a comfortable lead of 70 pins from their teammates.
Kristel and Jamie went on to win Singapore's third gold medal with a total of 2685, 103 pins ahead of Geraldine and Lionel winning the silver medal with 2582.
Malaysia's Zaitl Iman and Muhd Zaim Zulfadhlie Said put in a creditable performance to clinch the bronze medal with 2507 with Thailand missing the podium in fourth on 2437.
"I had good feeling when I took to the lanes this morning," said Jamie after the final game. "I'm happy that I did bowl well. Thanks to my partner Kristel, we supported each other very well."
Kean Jeong Fok partnered two gold medalist, Cherie Tan to finish seventh with Glenda Quek-Victor Tan, Lesley Low-Kenneth Teo and Nicole Wong-Tze Keong Toh taking up ninth, 14th and 15th positions.
The tenpin bowling compatition of the 14th Asean Games will resume with the Trios event on Tuesday, December 16 and will end with the Team event on December 17.