Korean bowlers sweep the gold medals in Singles at 6th East Asian Games


    2013 East Asian Games

    Choi Bok Eum wins the men's title, while Son Yun Hee and Kim Moon Jeong tie for gold in the women's division

    2013EAGChoiBokEum.jpgKorean bowlers won five of six medals in men's and women's Singles to start the bowling competition at the 6th East Asian Games at Tianjin Tuanbo Bowling Center in Tianjin, China.

    Long-time Korean national team member Choi Bok Eum (pictured left) won the first gold medal for Korea Monday, Oct. 7, finishing Squad 2 on the short oil lane conditioning pattern with a huge 1460 series, an average of 243.33, including games of 234, 213, 254, 243, 237 and 279.

    2013EAGMenSinglesTop3.jpgThe lefty (right photo, center) out averaged his nearest competitor, Daisuke Yoshida (left) of Japan, by more than 11 pins. Yoshida, who led Squad 1 with 1392 including a high game of 289, had to settle for the silver medal.

    Cho Young Seon (right) of Korea, who won the gold medal in Masters at the World Championship Aug./Sept. in Las Vegas, was mere five pins behind Yoshida to earn the bronze medal with 1387.

    2013EAGSonYunHeeKimMoonJeong.jpgThe highly successful Korean women's team took the top 5 places in the Singles competition. Son Yun Hee, who won three gold medals at the 2013 World Championships in Trios, Team and Masters, tied fellow Team World Champion Kim Moon Jeong (pictured left, l-r) at 1347, a 224.50 average, to share the gold medal.

    2013EAGWomenSinglesTop3.jpgKim took a 15-pin lead with 278 in game #5, but Son rebounded with a 15-pin win in the final game, 224 to 209. Son's fellow Trios and Team World Champion Lee Na Young (far right) finished with 1305 to take the bronze medal.

    Jung Da Wun and Baek Seung Ja were in fourth and fifth place with 1281 and 1271.

    Action shifts to men's and women Doubles.

    2013EastAsianGamesTianjinLogo.jpg84 players - 38 women and 46 men - from eight East Asian countries, Guam, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Macau, Mongolia, Chinese Taipei and host country China, compete in the 6th East Asian Games Bowling Championships from Oct. 5-16 at Tianjin Tuanbo Bowling Center in Tianjin, China.

    Men and women will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, Team of Five, All-Events and Masters (top 16 men and women in All-Events).

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).


    6th East Asian Games Bowling Championships - Men's Singles

    Six games on the short oil pattern


    6th East Asian Games Bowling Championships - Women's Singles

    Six games on the short oil pattern