Korea sweeps gold and silver medals in men's and women's Doubles in Tianjin, China

    10/09/13

    2013 East Asian Games

    After just two events, Korea has won five gold, two silver and three bronze medals

    2013EAGParkJongWooKimJuYoung.jpg2013EAGChoYoungSeonShinSeungHyeon.jpgThe men's and women's national squad of South Korea continued to dominate the bowling competition of the 6th East Asian Games at Tianjin Tuanbo Bowling Center in Tianjin, China.

    As in Singles, the Koreans won five out of six medals. This time, the Korean men won all three medals, while the women took gold and silver.

    Park Jong Woo and Kim Ju Young (above left, l-r) rolled games of 367, 459, 435, 489, 480 and 436 to claim the men's title with 2666 and an average of 222.17. They beat out their team mates Cho Young Seon and Shin Seung Hyeon (above right, l-r) in Squad 2 by 22 pins. Cho and Shin finished in second place to earn the silver medal with 2644 and an average of 220.33.

    2013EAGChoiBokEumKimJunYung.jpg2013EAGSonYunHeeKimMoonJeong2.jpgSquad 1 leaders Kim Jun Yung and Singles champion Choi Bok Eum (left, r-l) slipped to third place to take the bronze medal with 2574 (214.50). Hong Kong's Rickle Kam and Wu Siu Hong were third in Squad 2 but fell three pins short of the medals with 2571.

    The women bowled in one Squad and Kim Moon Jeong and Son Yun Hee (right, r-l), who shared the gold medal in Singles, teamed to win their second gold medal of the championships with 2597 and an average of 216.42.

    2013EAGLeeNaYoungJungDaWun.jpg2013EAGChenHsiuLanLeeShiauPin.jpgSon led the team with 1324 and Kim contributed 1273. Singles bronze medalist Lee Na Young, who had the highest women's series today (1329), led her team mate Jung Da Wun (left, l-r; 1218) to the silver medal with 2547 and an average of 212.25.

    Li Shiau Ping and Chien Hsiu Lan (right, r-l) of Chinese Taipei were in second place heading into the last game, but finished with 404 (to Lee and Jung's 480) to slip to third place with 2534 (211.17).

    After just two events, Korea has won five gold, two silver and three bronze medals.

    With 12 of 24 games in All-Events (combined results in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) in the books, the Koreans hold all medal positions with Choi Bok Eum leading the men with 2800 and an average of 233.33, and Son Yun Hee atop the women's leaderboard with 2671 and an average of 222.58.

    Action shifts to men's and women Trios event on Thursday and Friday.

    2013EastAsianGamesTianjinLogo.jpg 84 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).

     


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