Ang, Liew win the first gold medal for Malaysia in Men's Doubles


    2010 Asian Games

    Japan and Singapore share the silver medal

    2010EBT05AdrianAng2.jpg2010MWCAlexLiew.jpgAdrian Ang (pictured left) and Alex Liew (right) teamed to win the first gold medal for Malaysia in the 16th Asian Games bowling competition Wednesday when the duo captured the title in Men's Doubles at Tianhe Bowling Hall in Guangzhou, China.

    The Malaysians had six games between 426 and 470 to lead the field of 50 doubles with 2711 six-game total and an average of 225.92. Ang led the team with 1372 while Liew contributed 1339.

    Japan's Tomokatsu Yamashita and Shogo Wada and Singapore's Remy Ong and Jason Yeong Nathan were mere 20 pins behind to tie for second place and to share the silver medal with 2691 (224.25).

    The 50 teams were split into two squads, A and B. For the third time in as many events the gold medalist bowled in Squad A. Joining the Malaysians in the first squad were Yamashita/Wada. The Japanese duo finished strong, firing 515 and 462 to land in second place. The duo tied China's Zhang Yijia and Mi Zhongli for the highest game of the event (515).

    Three-time Busan Asian Games champion Ong (Masters, Singles and Trios in 2002) and team mate Yeong Nathan started Squad B with 1411 in the first three games, the highest series of the entire event, including 750 by Ong and 661 by Yeong Nathan. While Yeong Nathan posted 740 for the last three games, Ong struggled and finished with three sub-200 games (190, 169 and 181) for 1280 en route to end up tied for second place with 2691.

    Korea's Jang Dong-Chul and Choi Bok-Eum made a late run but fell eight pins short of the medals to land in fourth place with 2683. Thailand's Phoemphun Yakasem, who posted the highest individual six-game series of 1452 (242 average) and team mate Dechochai Tinjiratip were fifth with 2662.

    Sixth place belonged to the host country China with Zhang Peng and Du Jianchao, who chalked up 2622 pins. Ryan Lalisang and Rangga Yudhira of Indonesia were seventh with 2607. Lalisang used the second-highest 1439 series to overtake the lead in All Events (combined results in Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) after 12 of 24 games.

    2010AsianGamesLogo.jpgChoi Yong-Kyu and Cho Young-Seon, Korea, were eighth with 2602 and Zhang/Mi finished ninth with 2598. Singapore's Basil Low had the highest individual game of the day with 288.

    101 men from 17 countries - Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Thailand, UAE, Uzbekistan and the host country China - will bowl for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Team, All Events and Masters.


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    16th Asian Games - Men's Doubles


    Individual High Game/High Series
    1 Game: Basil Low, Singapore - 288
    3 Games: Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia - 769
    6 Games: Phoemphun Yakasem, Thailand - 1452

    Team High Game/High Series
    1 Game: Tomokatsu Yamashita/Shogo Wada, Japan and Zhang Yijia/Mi Zhongli, China - 515
    3 Games: Remy Ong/Jason Yeong Nathan, Singapore - 1411
    6 Games: Adrian Ang/Alex Liew, Malaysia - 2711


    Men's All Events - Standings after 12 of 24 games