Koreans Hwang/Gang win the Doubles World Championship with flying colors

    07/31/09

    2009 WWC

    Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

    2009WCAnnMareePutneyCarolGianotti.jpg2009HwangSunOkGangHyeEunDoublesGold.jpgHwang Sun Ok and Gang Hye Eun (pictured left, l-r) from Korea fired games of 484 and 458 en route to win the Doubles title at the 2009 Women's World Championships in Las Vegas with flying colors.

    The Koreans won their both matches by 98 pins. In the Opening match, they put on a show to defeat No. 3 seed Anne Gales and Rikke Rasmussen, Denmark, 484-386, and carried the momentum into the title match against Carol Gianotti and Ann Maree Putney (right, r-l), Australia.

    Gianotti, a 16-time PWBA champion and 1998 PWBA Player of the Year, and Putney, a World and World Cup champion, eliminated the second Korean duo, top seeded Son Yun-Hee and Hong Su-Yeon, in a close semifinal match, 417-409.

    The Koreans pulled away early and never looked back to cruise to victory, 458-360, en route to win the gold medal. The Aussie captured silver while the Danes and the Koreans shared the bronze medal.

     

     

    Women's World Championships - Doubles Finals


    Cashman Center in Las Vegas, Nev., United States (July 24-Aug. 3, 2009)

    Championship Round:
    1. Hwang Sun Ok/Gang Hye Eun, Korea
    2. Carol Gianotti/Ann Maree Putney, Australia
    3. Son Yun-Hee/Hong Su-Yeon, Korea and Anne Gales/Rikke Rasmussen, Denmark

    Playoff Results:
    Semifinal Match 1: #4 Gianotti (214)/Putney (203) def. #1 Son (203/Hong (206), 417-409
    Semifinal Match 2: #2 Hwang(238)/Gang (246) def. #3 Gales (204)/Rasmussen (182), 484-386
    Championship: #2 Gang/Hwang vs. #4 Gianotti/Putney.

     

     

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