It is third women’s team gold medal for Korea at World Championships after 1999 and 2009 and the fourth gold medal in this championships by the Korean women (fifth overall).
The Koreans took the lead in the second frame when three U.S. players suffered big splits which all resulted in open frames.
Moon-Jeong, who started with a seven-bagger, Da-Wun got the front four, Na-Young opened with a double Seo-Yeon struck on four of her first six shots and Yun-Hee, who won the gold medal in Masters this morning had a six-bagger from frame 3 to 8, to widen the lead to more than 130 pins after eight frames.
Kulick (five-bagger), Johnson (four-bagger), Parkin (three-bagger) kept the U.S. hopes alive but the team, which led the qualifying to earn the No. 1 seed, could not narrow the gap and the Koreans cruised to the title.
Moon-Jeong led the team with 267 and was followed by Na-Young (246), Yun-Hee (238), Da-Wun (224) and Seo-Yeon (184). With the victory in the Team event, the Korea led the women’s medal tally with four gold, two silver and one bronze medal. The United States won the remaining two gold medals plus two silver and one bronze. Total 12 countries won medals.
The World Tenpin Bowling Association World Championships run from Aug. 16 thru 31, 2013 at Sunset Station’s Strike Zone in Henderson, Nev. in the Las Vegas area. The Championships will award medals in six disciplines – Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team, All Events and Masters.
The entire competition will be broadcast live on BOWL.com’s BowlTV. Bowling fans will be able to watch live and on demand for free. The schedule is available at BOWL.com/LiveStream.
1. Korea (Ryu Seo-Yeon, Lee Na-Young, Kim Moon-Jeong, Jung Da-Wun, Son Yun-Hee, Baek Seung-Ja), 2224 (2 games)
2. United States (Stefanie Nation, Missy Parkin, Shannon O’Keefe, Kelly Kulick, Liz Johnson, Shannon Pluhowsky), 2006 (2 games)
3. Malaysia (Siti Safiyah, Jacqueline Sijore, Esther Cheah, Shalin Zulkifli, Sin Li Jane, Zandra Aziela), 999 (1 game)
3. Venezuela (Patricia De Faria, Eny Diaz, Esther Alvarez, Joan Gonzalez, Karen Marcano, Alicia Marcano), 921 (1 game)
L-R Team manager, Seo-Yeon, Seung-Ja, Da-Wun, Moon-Jeong, Na-Young, Yun-Hee and coach Kim Hee-Son.
Semifinal Match 1 (long oil):
No. 1 Nation (220), Parkin (259), O’Keefe (201), Kulick (168), Johnson (166) def.
No. 4 De Faria (191), Alvarez (174), Gonzalez (214), K. Marcano (159), A. Marcano (183), 1014-921
Semifinal Match 2 (long oil):
No. 3 Seo-Yeon (188), Na-Young (247), Moon-Jeong (208), Da-Wun (205), Yun-Hee (217) def.
No. 2 Safiyah (177), Sijore (194), Cheah (173), Zulkifli (201), Jane (221), 1065-966.
Championship Match (long oil):
Seo-Yeon (184), Na-Young (246), Moon-Jeong (267), Da-Wun (224), Yun-Hee (238) def.
Nation (191), Parkin (195), O’Keefe (194), Kulick (224), Johnson (188), 1159-992.
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