Singapore's women capture coveted Team gold medal at 17th Asian Games


    2014 Asian Games

    Korea and Indonesia earn silver and bronze; Korea's Lee Na Young claims gold in All-Events, silver and bronze go to Sin Li Jane (MAS) and Jazreel Tan (SIN)



    2014AsianGamesWomenTeamSingapore2.jpgOvernight leader Singapore (pictured left) captured the coveted gold medal in the Women's Team event at the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea, with Korea and Indonesia taking silver and bronze, respectively.

    The second block of the Team event also decided the medals in All-Events. Lee Na Young of Korea earned the gold medal, Sin Li Jane of Malaysia got silver and Jazreel Tan of Singapore took bronze.

    In a schedule change, the eleven women's teams started a 9 a.m. with their second block of three games on short oil pattern.

    Sisters Cherie and Daphne Tan, Shayna Ng, New Hui Fen and Jazreel Tan, who had a 95-pin buffer after the first block on long oil, bowled consistent high games of 975, 1016 and 984 for 2975 to cruise to the title with 6119 total and an overall average of 203.97.

    2014AsianGamesWomenTeamKorea2.jpgShayna Ng led the team with 1269 and was followed by Jazreel Tan (1262), Daphne Tan (1213), New Hui Fen (1209) and Cherie Tan (1166). It was the first gold medal for Singapore, men and women, in the history of the Asian Games.

    Defending Asian Games Women's Team champion Korea with Lee Na Young, Jeon Eun Hee, Jung Da Wun, Kim Jin Sun, Son Yun Hee and Lee Yeong Seung (right) rolled the third-highest series of 2999 (Japan had 3000 and Philippines 3003) including games of 1039, 925 and 1035 on the short but remained in second place to earn the silver medal with 6048 (201.60 average).

    2014AsianGamesWomenTeamIndonesia2.jpgThe battle for the bronze medal between Chinese Taipei, China and Indonesia went down to the last game.

    Tannya Roumimper, Novie Phang, Alisha Nabila Larasati, Sharon Limansantoso and Putty Armein (left) of Indonesia, who were in fifth place after five games with 4884 (trailing China by 35 and Chinese Taipei by 17), posted 956 including a 245 game by Novie Phang to overtake their opponents and to take the bronze medal with 5840 (194.67).

    2014AsianGamesWomenTeamChineseTaipei.jpg2014AsianGamesWomenTeamChina.jpgChou Chia Chen, Chien Hsiu Lan, Pan Yu Fen, Tsai Hsin Yi and Wang Ya Ting of Chinese Taipei (left) closed out their set with 915 but fell 24 pins short of the medals in fourth place with 5816.

    China's Sun Hongdou, Zhang Chunli, Kong Min, Li Ling, Zhang Yuhong and Yang Suling (right) slipped two spots to fifth place 5811 (193.70) behind an 892 final game.

    Japan's Natsuki Teshima, Hiraku Takekawa, Mitsuki Okamoto, Kanako Ishimine, Haruka Matsuda and Misaki Mukotani hit 3000 (1050, 973, 977) on the nose on the short pattern to narrow the gap to the top five to 11 pins but had to settle for sixth place with 5800 (193.33).

    2014AsianGamesLeeNaYoung3.jpg2014AsianGamesSinLiJane2.jpgLee Na Young (left) of Korea had 653 today, the second-highest set on the short, to overtake Sin Li Jane (right) of Malaysia and to win the gold medal in All-Events (combined scores in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Teams) with 5132 total and an average of 213.83 for 24 games. It was the third gold medal of the Games for Lee after Doubles and Trios.

    Sin Li Jane earned the silver medal with 5095 (212.29). Jazreel Tan (below right) of Singapore used a 633 series to leap from fifth to third place to take the bronze medal with 5013 (208.88). Son Yun Hee, Korea, and Cherie Tan, Singapore, finished in fourth and fifth place with 4993 and 4958, respectively.

    2014AsianGamesJazreelTan3.jpgThe top 16 players but only two per country in All-Events advance to Masters Match Play. Besides Korea and Singapore, another four countries, Malaysia, China, Indonesia and Chinese Taipei, will have two players in the Masters. Rounding out the 16-player field are one bowler each from Japan, Hong Kong, Thailand and Philippines.

    25th place Alexis Sy, Philippines, took the final berth with 4674 and an average of 194.75.

    The men's teams will bowl their second block on the short at 1 p.m. The six games of the Team event also determine the medals in All-Events and the 16 men, but maximum two players per NOC, who will advance round robin match play Masters on Wednesday and Thursday.

    The men will bowl the first eight games Wednesday starting at 9 a.m. local time with the women to follow at 1 p.m. For the second eight games on Thursday, the same starting times apply.

    The top three men and the top three women after 16 games including bonus pins (10 for a win, 5 for a tie) will determine the Masters champions in the stepladder finals slated for 3.30 p.m. The bowling competition of the 17th Asian Games will come to an end with the Victory Ceremonies from 6.15 to 6.30 p.m.

    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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