27th May, Hong Kong: Jamie Manginga, Augusto Hernandez of Philippines and Low Chang Hong, Wilson Chua of Singapore shared the glory on Day 2 of the 1st Asian Para Tenpin Bowling Championships by capturing the gold and silver medals in the Men's TPB8 and Men's TPB9 Singles events.
Manginga, who won the 2017 Asean Para Games Doubles and Team bronze medals in Malaysia, amassed a total of 1067 over six games in the Men's TPB8 (wheelchair) Singles to win Philippines' first gold medal at the championships. Augusto Hernandez gave his country plenty to celebrate when he secured the silver medal with 1066, just one pin behind his compatriot.
Venugopal Jayachandra took home a well deserved bronze medal with 992, again just one pin ahead of fourth-placed, Kalvin Tay Leong Hock of SIngapore.
Lee Chia Chien of Chinese Taipei won the Women's TPB8 Singles gold comfortably with 1083, 301 pins clear of silver medallist, Wong Mei Lan of Hong Kong. No bronze was awarded with only 3 athletes in this category.
Chantira Hutinan gave Thailand their first gold medal with 969 in the Women's TPB9 Singles after winning a bronze in the Men's TPB10 Singles yesterday. Laxmi of India took the silver medal with 559. No bronze was awarded with only 3 athletes.
Meanwhile, Low and Chua bagged the Men's TPB9 Singles gold and silver medals for Singapore with 1188 and 1139 pinfalls respectively. Chinese Taipei's Yang Meng Chang took home the bronze medal with 1084. Surjeet Singh of India missed the podium by 14 pins after finishing fourth.
Host Hong Kong won five out of seven gold medals contested yesterday leaving Malaysia and Japan with a gold medal each. Mr Herman Hui, Executive Committee Member of HKSAPD and Mr Tomokatsu Yamashita, Secretary General of Japan Bowling Congress were on hand to present the medals to all the Singles winners.
Competition will resume with the Doubles events for the TPB8, TPB9 and TPB10 categories tomorrow. The championships will end with the Trios events on Wednesday, May 31.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.
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