23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships
Singapore wins two Singles gold
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18th June, Petaling Jaya: Singapore's Nuura Salsabila Bte Zulkifli and Ella Tan Shi Min finished one-two in the Girl's Singles event to win the gold and silver medals of the 23rd Asian Junior Tenpin Bowling Championships 2024 while Mark Leong Yew Cheng added a second gold medal in the Boy's Singles.

Jessica Chi of Australia B Team got off the block with a sizzling 244 to lead Mayra Khayreena Bte Mohd Khairi by 4 pins in second. Nura Salsabila did well to take up third with her superb 233. Chi added 200 in her second game to remain in the lead.

Afiqah Kamilia Bte Ali of Malaysia A Team moved up to second after rolling a big game of 237 to average 182 opener. Ella Tan Shi Min of Singapore B Team also started to make her bid with 235 in her second game following her 180 in her first game.

Nura Salsabila then rolled a stunning 279 in the third game to surge into the lead. Her compatriot, Tan trailed in second, 58 pins adrift while Afiqah Kamilia slipped down to third. There was simply no stopping the leader when she added another superb 246 in the fourth game stretching her lead to 97 pins.

Girl's Singles medalists, Ella Tan, Nura Salsibila and Qurratu'ain Izdihar

The 16-year-old Singaporean went on to end the event with 213 and 227 to take a commanding victory and the first gold medal of the championships with 1395. Tan also ended with another stunning 279 to clinch the silver medal with 1322.

Qurratu'ain Izdihar Bte Mohd Pozi stormed home with in the second half of the block with 256, 234 and 203 to snatch the bronze medal with 1274. Pace-setter Afiqah Kamilia missed the podium by 10 pins to end in fourth with 1264.

In the Boy's division, Saudi Arabia's Talal Al Marri set the opening pace with 248 followed closely by Ko Chen-Yu of Chinese Taipei in second, 2 pins behind. Two Singaporeans, Joshua Gaza Soo Chak Kuen and Aviel Chua Jun Lie shared third spot with identical 237.

Chua and Soo led the pack one-two after the second game but Macau's Chan Chun Lok, who started with only 201 and 244 in his first two games, added a sizzling 254 to take over the running Chua was content occupying second, albeit 41 pins adrift.

Chan's lead only lasted one game as Chan regained the lead with 234 in the fourth game. Malaysia's Ethan Damien Goh of Malaysia A Team shared second spot with Vietnam's Tran Hoang Khoi with consistently good first four games. The Malaysian took over the lead with the Vietnamese in a close second.

Mark Leong, from nowhere rolled the highest game of the event with 278 in the fifth game to put himself in contention. Leong ended with 212 in his final game, good enough to seal victory to win a second gold medal for Singapore with 1321.

Boy's Singles medalists, Chan Chun Lok, Mark Leong and Ethan Damien Goh

Chan bounced back with a superb last game of 238 to clinch the silver medal with 1311, just 10 pins away. Goh earned a second bronze medal for Malaysia with 1308 while Tran was unlucky to missed out a podium place by 4 pins after ending in fourth position with 1308.

Ms Vivien Lau, Hon. Life President of ABF presented the medals to the Girl's and Boy's Singles during the medal ceremony. Competition will shift to the Doubles event with the boys starting at 9.00am and the girls at 2.00pm.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia.

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