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The passing of Alex Lim

1st April, Manila: The champion in promoting the sport of tenpin bowling in Philippines, Mr Alex Lim passed away due to complications brought by the coronavirus, Covid-19. He was 64.

Dr Danny Santos, Executive Board Member of World Bowling and a long-time friend, broke the news via Whatsapp message: "It is with deep sadness that we annouce the passing of our brother, Alex Lim early Wednesday morning. He fought a strong fight, having been in the hospital for 16 days. He is resting now with the Lord, our God.

"The outpouring of love and prayers for Alex these past two weeks has been overwhelming. It is very clear that Alex was loved by many. We thank you for your prayers."

"Lim, the treasurer of the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF) and an Executive Committee Member of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF), was admitted into the hospital last March 12 after displaying breathing difficulty, fever, coughing and other symptoms of the deadly pulmonary disease," commented Ms Bong Coo, PBF's secretary general.


The late, Alex Lim (20 May 1956 - 1 April 2002)

"He showed signs of recovery, but still perished Wednesday morning at the intensive care unit of the St. Luke's Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

"After 16 days of battling Covid-19, our treasurer and long-time benefactor, Alex Lim passed away," said Coo, a five-time Asian Games gold medalist and four-time world champion.

"He has been very generous in supporting bowling and other sports as well. He is defintely such a big loss to the sports community."

"Philippine bowling just lost one of its pillars," said PBF president Steve Robles, adding that they have been urging Lim to lead the PBF but opted to help behind the scene. "Bowling occupies a special place in his heart. He will be missed."

As hundreds shared their grieves on social media, World Bowling conveyed their heartfelt condolences to members of Alex Lim's family. Alex's passing away is a great loss to the sport of bowling. He had contributed so much to bowling both in Philippines Bowling Federation and in Asian Bowling Federation.

He was greatly respected and loved by the bowling community. His presence as well as his kindness and dedication to the bowlers would be deeply missed.

Photos by Terence Yaw.

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