Japan (men) and Korea (women) triumph in Team event; No medals for All Events winners Ong and Soo-Kyung

    10/09/02

    2002 Asian Games

    Homeplus Asiad Bowling Center in Busan, South Korea (Oct. 3-9, 2002)

    AG2002.jpg Isao Yamamoto, Seiji Watanabe, Shigeo Saito, Masahiro Hibi and Hirofumi Morimoto won the first gold medal for Japan in the prestigious 5-player Team event at the 14th Asian Games in Busan, Korea.

    The host country of Korea earned the silver medal. For the fourth time in as many events two teams ended deadlocked for a medal position as Chinese Taipei and the UAE shared bronze.

    The Korean women underlined their status as the No. 1 in Asia with a 177-pin victory over the Philippines. Chinese Taipei took bronze.

    Opposite to regular international bowling championships, no medals were given in all events (combined pinfall in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team). Two time champion Remy Ong from Singapore led the 100-player men's field with 5354 24-game total, an average of 223.08. 3-time champion Soo-Kyung topped the 49-player women's field with 5277 (219.88).


    2002 Asian Games - Men's Five-Player Team event





    2002 Asian Games - Women's Five-Player Team event





    2002 Asian Games - Men's All Events (No medals given)


    Top 16 advance to the masters finals, but not more than two players per country. Masters finalists in bold.




    2002 Asian Games - Women's All Events (No medals given)


    Top 16 advance to the masters finals, but not more than two players per country. Masters finalists in bold.