Host country Korea wins gold, bronze in Women's Doubles at Incheon Asian Games


    2014 Asian Games

    Squad A leader Malaysia captures the silver medal; Doubles gold medalist Son Yun Hee takes over lead in All-Events after 12/24 games

    2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoungSonYunHee2.jpg2014AsianGamesShalinZulkifliSinLiJane2.jpgKorea's Lee Na Young and Son Yun Hee (pictured left, l-r) averaged 212.75 to earn the first gold medal for the host country Korea in Women's Doubles at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon with 2553 total.

    Squad A Sin Li Jane and Shalin Zulkifli of Malaysia (right, r-l) took the silver with 2518, while Korea's Lee Yeong Seung and Jung Da Wun (below left, r-l) got bronze with 2462.

    2014AsianGamesJungDaWunLeeYeongSeung2.jpg 2014AsianGamesWomenDoublesTop3.jpg Yun Hee, who won three gold medals in Trios, Team and All-Events at the 2103 World Championships in Las Vegas, led the way with 1310 (218.33 average), the first series over 1300 in the women's division so far, and Na Young added 1243.

    The duo started Squad B on short oil with games of 424, 434, 370, 480 and 416. Needing a 395 final games Na Young rolled 214 and Yun Hee added 215 for 429 to cruise to the title.

    Singles bronze medalist Na Young, who was on the trio and the team that won the gold medals in the 2013 World Championships, became the first player, men and women, to win multiple medals in the 214 Asian Games.

    2014AsianGamesNewHuiFenJazreelTan.jpg2014AsianGamesPuttyArmeinSharonLimansantoso.jpgJazreel Tan and New Hui Fen (left, r-l) from Singapore, who were second and fourth in Singles two days ago, were second to the eventual gold medalists in Squad B with 2447. Finishing with a 387 game the duo missed the top 3 by 15 pins to finish in fourth place.

    Indonesia's Sharon Limansantoso and Putty Armein (right, r-l) were fifth with 2433 and Cherie Tan and Shayna Ng of Singapore (below left, l-r) were sixth with 2424.

    2014AsianGamesCherieTanShaynaNg.jpgWith 12 of 24 games in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) completed, Son Yun Hee leads the 74 women from 14 countries with 2547 and an average of 212.25.

    Yang Suling of China had the second-highest 1292 series in Doubles to move into second place with 2542. Sin Li Jane, who had the third-highest block today (1289), sits in third place with 2521. Lee Na Young fell one spot to fourth place with 2515.

    Action shifts to the Trios event on Saturday and Sunday. The men will be split in two squads, while the women fit into one squad. The men will complete their first block of three games on short oil Saturday starting at 9 a.m. (Squad A) and 1.30 p.m. (Squad B) with the women to follow at 6 p.m.

    The women will return on Sunday morning at 9 a.m. to determine the medalists in the second block of three games on the long pattern. The men will complete their second block starting at 1.30 and 6 p.m. The victory ceremonies are scheduled for 9.15 (women) and 9.30 p.m. (men).

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).

    2014AsianGamesLogo.jpg The Asian Games, a.k.a. Asiad, is a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The XVII Asian Games run from September 19th to October 4th in Incheon, South Korea, featuring more than 9000 athletes from 25 countries, who will compete for medals in 36 sports.

    Bowling made its debut in 1978 (Bangkok, Thailand) and returned in 1986 (Seoul, Korea) and was part of the Games in each event since 1994 (Hiroshima, Japan). The Bowling competition of the Incheon Asian Games will be contested Sept. 23 - Oct. 2 at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium bowling center.

    176 players, 102 men and 74 women, from 19 countries - China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and the host country Korea - bowl for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.

    The competition will be contested on a 36-feet short and a 46-feet long lane conditioning pattern. See also the Kegel Lane Map Report.

    The winners in Singles (long oil), Doubles (short oil), Trios (short/long) and Teams (long/short) will be determined by the highest six-game total. The player with the highest 24 game total of the four disciplines will become the All-Events champion.

    The top 16 women and top 16 men in All-Events, but maximum two per national Olympic Committee, advance to the Masters finals Oct. 1 & 2. Those 16 bowl two eight-game blocks of Round Robin match play - first block on short, second block on long oil - to determine the top 3 players for the stepladder finals, which will conclude the Asian Games bowling competition.


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