Gold and Silver for Korea in Men's Trios at Guangzhou Asian Games


    2010 Asian Games

    Young-Kyu, Dong-Chul, Bok-Eum lead the field on both oil conditioning pattern

    2010AGChoiYoungKyu.jpg2010AGJangDongChul.jpgChoi Young-Kyu (left), Jang Dong-Chul (right) and Choi Bok-Eum of Korea, who led the field of 33 trios after the first block of three games on long oil, posted the highest series on short oil to cruise to the gold medal with 4061 pinfall total and an average of 225.61.

    The threesome, who had a record 770-game and 2053 (228.11) on Friday, rolled games of 644, 657 and 707 for 2008 (223.11 ave.) to finish 109 pins ahead of their team mates Suh Sang-Cheon, Cho Young-Seon and Hong Hae-Sol, who claimed the silver medal with 3952.

    The Koreans added the fourth-highest 1968 series to the 1984 from day one including games of 671, 678 and 619 to maintain second place 44 pins ahead of third-placed Qatar.

    Mansour Al-Awami, Mubarak Al Muraikhi and Fahad Al-Emadi, who started the day just one pin behind the silver medalists, moved into second place after a 704 opening game on the short pattern. A disastrous 544 in the second game ended the Qatari's dreams for gold but they rebounded with 677 to secured the bronze medal with 1925 and 3908 (217.11).

    Zhang Peng, Zhang Yijia and Mi Zhongli of the host country China leaped three spots to finish in fourth place with 3853 behind a 1943 series on short oil. Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong, Eric Tseng and Michael Mak slipped from fourth to fifth place with 3848.

    Starring the day 200 pins behind leader Korea, Aaron Kong and Doubles champions Adrian Ang and Alex Liew rolled the second-highest 1993 series to leap from 12th to sixth place with 3846.

    2010MWCChoiBokEum.jpgJapan's Masaaki Takemoto fired the field-best 754 three-game series (259, 234 and 261) to lead his team mates Toshihiko Takahashi and Tomokatsu Yamashita to the third-best 1992 set en route to land in seventh place with 3834,

    Choi Young.Kyu, who had the highest six-game series in Trios (1433, 238.83), holds a 55-pin lead in All Events after 18 of 24 games with 4122 pinfall total and an average of 229. His compatriot Choi Bok-Eum (pictured left) leaped one spot into second place with 4067 (225.94). Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, who led after Singles and Doubles slipped to third place with 4026 (223.67).

    As the host country China has only nominated five players, Du Jianchao and Pan Yuehong had to bowl in a "make-up" team. Jianchao bowled the only other 1400-plus series (1418) in the event including three game series of 696 and 722 to rocket into 15th place in All Events with 3883.

    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 - participate in the 16th Asian Games bowling competition at Tianhe Bowling Hall in Guangzhou, China to 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 Trios

    Games 1-3 on long oil, games 4-6 on short oil.


    Men's All Events - Standings after 18 of 24 games