1st Asian Para Tenpin Bowling Championships 2023
Thailand steals limelight on Day 3
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27th May, Hong Kong: Thailand captured two of the five gold medals on Day 3 of the 1st Asian Para Tenpin Bowling Championships with victory in the TPB8+8 and TPB10+10 Doubles event while Hong Kong, Malaysia and Philippines won one gold medal each.

Again the high scores were witnessed in the TPB10 category (handicap with limited use of their hands). Rawan Phisithanukul and singles bronze medallist, Preecha Wetchkama amassed a total of 2275 to win Thailand's first gold.

Phisithanukul rolled 1211 for the 6-games event while his partner contributed 1064. To Chi Sang and singles gold medallist, Chow Pui Kin added a silver to Hong Kong's medal haul with 2210, 65 pins adrift the Thais. Philippines' Kim Lan Tan Thi and Samuel Matias took home the bronze medal with 2157.

Suprarat Ponminhmad and Suphan Sinthusuwan gave Thailand their second gold medal after topping the TPB8+8 Doubles event with 1928. Singles gold medallist, Jamie Manginga and Augusto Hernandez picked up the silver medal with 1829.

TPB10+10 Doubles gold medallist, Rawan Phisithanukul and
Preecha Wetchkama

India added a bronze to their one silver and one bronze medal won in the last two days by finishing third with 1796 total. Hong Kong won the first gold of the Doubles event which was held yesterday, May 29.

Hong Ka Lung and TPB3 Singles gold medallist, Cheung Hoi Tung gave Hong Kong their sixth gold medal of the championships after winning the TPB1+2/1+3 Doubles with 2131. TPB1 Singles gold medallist, Muhamad Hairul Miram and Mohd Rizaal Hassan took home the silver with 1893.

Singapore's Thomas Chan and Mohamed Ismail B Hussain claimed the bronze medal with 1863. TPB2 Singles silver medallist, Muhamad Suhaili Ab Hamid teamed up with Roni Tugiman to win Malaysia's third gold with 2138.

Japan's Noriko Shida and Toru Mori took the silver with 1891 and Man Siu Sze and TPB2 Singles gold medalist, Chan Tat Chung added yet another bronze medal for Hong Kong with 1888. Christopher Chiu Yue and Angelito Guloya bagged Philippines' second gold medal in the TPB9+9 Doubles event with 2302.

TPB9 Singles gold and silver medallists, Low Chang Hong and Wilson Chua of Singapore clinched the silver medal with 2248 while India again triumped by winning the bronze medal with 2067. Mr Henry Lam Sai Ting, Hon. Treasurer of HKSAPD and Executive Committee Member, Dr Lam James Joseph, BBS., JP., were on hand to present the medals and bouquet of flowers to the medal winners.

The championships will conclude with the Trios events for the TPB1+2+3 with TPB8, 9 and 10 mixed combined categories in the morning squad and the TPB8+9+10 with TPB1, 2, 3 mixed combined categories in the afternoon.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.

TPB8+8 Doubles gold medallist, Suprarat Ponminhmad and
Suphan Sinthusuwan

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