Singapore starts campaign with bronze medal

19th July, Orlando: Singapore started their 10th World Youth Championship campaign with Jasmine Yeong-Nathan winning the Girl's Singles bronze medal while the boys failed to make any headway at Boardwalk Bowl on Saturday.  Asian Championship team bronze medalist, Jasmine Yeong-Nathan finished a creditable third with 190, 225, 246, 213, 208 and 197 for a total of 1279 to advance to the one-game knockout semifinals.

Jasmine, who was matched up against second-seed, Park Mi Ran of Korea, showed signs of nervousness as she went down, 167-197 to settle for the bronze medal. Par went on to clinch the gold medal after defeating Restrpo, 244-206 in the title match.

Amanda Ng ended her efforts with a 11th place finish after posting 1227 with lines of 247, 159, 191, 233, 204 and 193 while Jazreel Tan managed 1144 to take up 46th position. Cherie Tan finished a dismal 73rd with 1108.

Earlier in the day, Singapore boys could not get off their mark which saw debutant, Mark Wong finishing as the best performer in 35th position with 1209. Benjamin Lim took 55th place with 1190.

Another debutant, Gregory Gan and Eugene Low also were woeful when they finished 71st and 77th with 1168 and 1164 respectively. Dominic Barrett of England took home the gold medal beating topseed, Fredrik Tjernes of Norway, 211-191 in the title match. Barrett knocked out second-seed, Jaime Eduardo Gonzalez of Colombia, 244-206 in the semi earlier.

Tjernes ousted fourth-seed, Ildemaro of Venezuela, 194-151 in the other semi but had to settle for the silver medal losing to Barrett in the finals. The Girls will resume with their doubles event at 9.00am tomorrow morning.

Detailed scores: Boy's Semi & Final | Girl's Semi & Final | Boy's Singles Combined | Girl's Singles.Photos courtesy of B.C. Cheah, MTBC.