19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships
Third gold medal for Korea
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24th October, Manila: Yang Da Som and Lee Jung Min captured Korea's third gold medal in the 19th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships at Coronado Lanes, EDSA Starmall with an easy victory in the Girl's Doubles event.

The Korean first pair got off the block with a superb 446 to lead Philippines' first pair of Bea Hernandez and Nina De Vera by 14 pins followed by the second Korean pair of Lee Hyun Jung and Singles gold medallist, Kim Ye Sol in third.

Yang, 17 and Lee, 20 added another good game of 429 to extend their lead over the Filipina pair by 43 pins with Malaysia's first pair of Nur Ameerahusnia and Singles silver medallist, Nur Amirah Auni taking over third spot.

Cheered on by a large local crowd supporting their team, Hernandez and De Vera rolled a sizzling third game of 457 to take over the lead while Korea 1 managed 382 to slip 32 pins behind Philippines 1.

Yang Da Som and Lee Jung Min winning Korea's third gold

Malaysia kept a distant third position. But the lead was short-lived as Philippines 1 stumbled to a lowly 307 in the fourth game and Korea 1 taking advantage with 361 to regain the lead. Australia's Emma Williamson and Chloe Jones moved into third spot with 434.

Yang and Lee then rolled the highest single game of 467 in the fifth game to pull away with a comfortable lead of 103 pins. Philippines recovered with 373 to trail the Korean in second. Singapore's first pair of Charlene Lim and Jermaine Seah shot two big games to leapfrog into third.

The leader eased off with 445 to seal victory and won a third gold medal for Korea with 2530. Singapore 1 edged Philippines by 23 pins to snatch the silver medal with 2345 leaving the host settling for the bronze medal with 2322.

Malaysia 1 missed the podium by 5 pins to finish in fourth position with 2317 while Australia completed the top five with 2323. Competition will shift to the Team of Four event to be contested over two blocks of three games each on October 25 and 26.

The top 16 boys and top 16 girls based on the All Events standings (18 games total) will qualify for the Round-Robin Matchplay Masters finals over two blocks on October 27 and 28. The top 3 boys and top 3 girls will proceed to the Stepladder finals.

Girl's Doubles medallists, Singapore 1, Korea 1 and Philippines 1

Photos by Terence Yaw in Manila.

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