10th July, Bangkok: Arianne Tay, Ning Tay, Alyssa Koh and Colleen Pee won Singapore's first gold medal in the Girl's Team of Four at the 21st Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships with a convincing margin over first block leader, Korea in second and Malaysia in third.
Korea's Choi Yurin, Paek Yedam, Park Sunwoo and Oh Hyunji had edged Singapore by 24 pins at the end of yesterday's first block of the Team event. The Singapore quartet found the long oil pattern favourable when they shot a splendid 862 in their fourth game to open up a gap of 152 pins.
Korea stumbled to a lowly 686 to slip behind the new leader. Singapore continued their relentless pace for another respectable 803 in the fifth game to stretch their lead to a commanding 264 pins. The fancied Korean just had no response and managed only 691.
Singapore eased off with 781 to seal victory 4876. Korea recovered with a strong 898 but had to settle for the silver medal with 4729. Malaysia's Adelia Nur Irwan Syazalee, Nurul Anis Nabila, Anis Hannani Romzi and Nur Hazirah Ramli edged Philippines for the bronze medal with 4524.
Philippines' Danielle Denis Lazo, Norel Nuevo, Danielle Escolano and Kassandra Denise Yap missed the podium by 45 pins to take up fourth with 4479 while Chinese Taipei rounded out the top 5 with 4274.
Singles gold medallist, Choi Yurin picked up her second individual gold medal after topping the Girl's All-Events standings with 3798 pinfalls. Oh Hyunji snatched the silver medal with 3704. Arianne Tay earned her second bronze medal with 3635.
Colleen Pee, who was second after yesterday's first block of the team event, missed the podium by 4 pins to her compatriot while Anis Hannani, who was third yesterday, dropped to fifth. The top 16 girls based on the All-Events standings qualified for the Round-Robin Masters finals.
Four each from Singapore and Malaysia, three from Korea, two from Chinese Taipei and one each from Australia, Philippines and Thailand made up the 16 finalists.
Photos by Terence Yaw in Bangkok, Thailand.
Philippines snatches Boy's Team gold
Korean boys top Team Block 1
Korea leads Girl's Team first block
Korea, Malaysia bags Doubles Gold
Singapore, Hong Kong tops Doubles Squad 2
Korea rules Doubles opening squad
Chinese Taipei, Korea captures first gold
Aussies dominate second squad
Thai, Aussie tops opening squad
Fabulous ceremony at the opening
Seventeen countries vying for glory