Singapore upsets Korea; storms to the title in Women's Trios at Guangzhou Asian Games


    2010 Asian Games

    Korea has to settle for silver; China gets the bronze medal

    2010AGCherieTan.jpg2010AGGeraldineNg.jpgSingapore's Cherie Tan (pictured left), Geraldine Ng (right) and Shayna Ng posted the highest three-game block on short oil to overtake long-oil leader Korea en route to claim the gold medal in Women's Trios at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

    The Singaporeans continued where they finished the first block and fired games of 664, 631 and 611 for 1906 and a pinfall total of 3917, an average of 217.61, to beat out Korea for the gold medal by 68 pins.

    Geraldine Ng led the team with 1326 and was followed by Tan with 1298 and Singles silver medalist Shayna Ng (below left) with 1293.

    2010AGShaynaNg.jpgSingles champion Hwang Sun-Ok, Doubles champion Choi Jin-A and their team mate Son Yun-Hee, who had a 40-pin buffer after the first block, fell to third place after a 544 opening game on the long conditioning pattern. The Koreans rebounded with 642 and 612 to secure the silver medal with 3849 (213.83).

    Zhang Yuhong, Yang Suiling and Chen Dongdong from the host country China beat out Malaysia for the bronze medal by 21 pins. Starting the day in fifth place the Chinese trio rolled the third-highest series with 1866 including games of 609, 638 and 619 to finish with 3841 (213.39).

    Malaysians Esther Cheah, Sharon Koh and Shalin Zulkifli, who were in fourth place after the first block, maintained their position with 1829 and 3820.

    Japan's Maki Nakano, Misaki Mukotani and Kanako Ishimine slipped from third to fifth place with 3789 despite Makano's 1351, the highest individual series of the event.

    Gang Hye-Eun, Hong Su-Yeon and Jeon Eun-Hee, Korea, were 45 pins behind to land in sixth place with 3744. Malaysia's Sin Li Jane, Zatil Iman and Zandra Aziela closed out the series with 737, the highest team game of the event to jump into seventh place with 3736. Aziela contributed the highest game (277) and the highest individual three-game series on short oil.

    2010AGHwangSunOk.jpg2010AGMakiNakano.jpgWith 18 of 24 games in the books, Singles gold medalist Hwang Sun-Ok,  Korea (pictured left) holds a comfortable 188-pin lead in All Events with 4094 pinfall total and an average of 227.44. Her compatriot Son Jun-Hee remained in second place with 3906 (217.00), Maki Nakano (right), Japan overtook defending All Events and Masters champion Choi Jin-A (4th, 3857) to sit in third place with 3885 (215.83).

    75 women from 14 countries - Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Macau, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand 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 - Women's Trios

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


    Individual High Game/High Series
    1 Game (long oil): Putty Armein, Indonesia - 299
    1 Game (short oil): Zandra Aziela, Malaysia - 277
    3 Games (long oil): Maki Nakano, Japan - 721
    3 Games (short oil): Zandra Aziela, Malaysia - 721
    6 Games: Maki Nakano, Japan - 1351

    Team High Game/High Series
    1 Game (long oil): Cherie Tan/Geraldine Ng/Shayna Ng, Singapore - 735
    1 Game (short oil): Sin Li Jane/Zatil Iman/Zandra Aziela, Malaysia - 737
    3 Games (long oil): Choi Jin-A/Son Yun-Hee/Hwang Sun-Ok, Korea - 2051
    3 Games (short oil): Cherie Tan/Geraldine Ng/Shayna Ng, Singapore - 1906
    6 Games: Cherie Tan/Geraldine Ng/Shayna Ng, Singapore - 3917


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