Nora Lyana Natasia wins second gold medal for Malaysia at AYC in Girls Singles

    03/25/15

    2015 AYC

    Joy Yap (SIN) and Alisha Nabila (INA) take silver and bronze

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    2015AYCNoraLyanaNatasha.jpg2015AYCRafiqIsmailNoraLyanaNatasha.jpgNora Lyana Natasia (pictured left) of Malaysia finished her six-game block on medium oil with 210 to overtake Singapore's Joy Yap and to win the gold medal in Girls Singles at the 18th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships in Macau, China with 1359 pinfall total and an average of 226.50.

    Natasia, who battled yap for the lead throughout the event, started with games of 200, 257, 247, 226 and 219 (1149) to trail Yap (1153 including 237, 226, 235, 222 and 233) by four pins heading into the last game.

    Natasia's 210 last game gave Malaysia a sweep of the gold medals in Singles after Muhd Rafiq Ismail (above right) took the gold medal in Boys Singles yesterday at Macau Bowling Center.

    2015AYCAlishaNabila.jpg2015AYCJoyYap.jpgAfter closing with a low game of 191, Yap (right) had to settle for the silver medal with 1344 and an average of 224.00.

    Alisha Nabila (left) of Indonesia, who also bowls on the adult national squad, closed out her series with a huge 245 game to catapult her past Byun Sun Min and Lee Yeong Seung of Korea to earn the bronze medal.

    Byun and Lee finished in fourth and fifth place with 1299 and 1295, respectively.

    Action shifts to Boys and Girls Doubles on Thursday and Friday which will be contested on the long oil pattern. The boys will be split into two squads while the girls will compete simultaneously.

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    The 18th Asian Youth Championships in Macau, China, will be held March 24-31 at 24-lane Macau Bowling Center inside the Cotai International Sports Complex in Macau, China.

    The Championships drew 98 players, 58 boys and 40 girls, from 15 member countries of the Asian Bowling Federation - Australia, Bahrain, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia and Singapore.

    Up to four boys and four girls per country who must not be born before January 1, 1995, will bowl in separate divisions for gold, silver and bronze medals in five disciplines: Singles (contested on medium oil), Doubles (long oil), four-player Teams (first block long, second block medium oil), All Events and Masters (first block medium, second block long oil).

    Competition concludes on Tuesday, March 31, with the boys and girls Masters stepladder finals followed by a victory banquet.

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation.

     


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