Korea sweeps gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles at 16th Asian School Championships


    Hong Kong, China


    Kim Dong Yo and Kim Jung Tae of the Korean A team swept the gold medals in Girls and Boys Singles to kick off the competition in the 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships at South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China.

    Dong Yo, who started with 224, 215, 236, 205 and 179, finished with a big 263 game, a 220.33 average, to beat out Kim Jin Ju of the Korean B team for the gold medal by nine pins, 1322 to 1313.

    2015ASCShionIzumune.jpg2015ASCBeaHernandez.jpgNora Lyana Natasia of Malaysia took the bronze medal with 1305. Shion Izumune (left) of Japan, who won two gold and two silver medals in the 2014 World Youth Championships at the SCAA bowling center, had to settle for fourth place with 1295.

    Fifth place Bea Hernandez (right), Philippines A, rolled the first 300 game of the championships in the fourth game of her 1291 series.

    On the boys' side Jung Tae (below left) came out of the gates with 204, 235, 278 and 219 before he took the lead with 257 and sealed the victory with 228 for 1421 and the field-best 236.83 average.

    2015ASCKimJungTae.jpg2015ASCBoysSinglesTop3.jpgTrailing the Korean by 62 pins to land in second place was Ren Sameshima of Japan, who closed his set with 245 and 231 to help grab the silver medal.

    Despite finishing with 160, Jassem Al-Muraikhi of Qatar, who was just six pins behind Jung Tae heading into the last game, secured the bronze medal with 1347, 12 pins ahead of compatriot Bader Al-Deyab, who finished fourth with 1335.

    The girls and boys return on Tuesday for the Doubles competition starting a 9 a.m. (boys) and 2 p.m. (girls) Hong Kong Time.

    2015ASCPoster_small.jpg The 16th Asian School Tenpin Bowling Championships, which runs from July 25-31, 2015 on 40-lanes at the South China Athletic Association Bowling Center in Hong Kong, China, drew 76 boys and 58 girls born on or after January 1, 1997, representing 13 member countries of the Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).

    Each federation was allowed to send a maximum of two boys' and two girls' teams with each team consisting of maximum four boys or four girls, who compete for medals in Singles, Doubles, Teams, All-Event and Masters.

    Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).


    16th Asian School TBC - Boys Singles Results


    16th Asian School TBC - Girls Singles Results