Korea sets the pace on short oil in Women's Team event at 16th Asian Games


    2010 Asian Games

    Indonesia shoots record 1247 game to jump into second place

    2010AsianGamesLogo.jpg 2010AGChoiJinA.jpgThe Korean women, the reigning World and Asian champion in five-player Team event, set the pace in the 16th Asian Games after the first block on short oil Sunday at Tianhe Bowling Hall in Guangzhou, China.

    Choi Jin-A, Hong Su-Yeon, Son Yun-Hee, Hwang Sun-Ok and Jeon Eun-Hee were the only team with three games over 1000 (par based on a 200 average) as the fivesome posted games of 1049, 1036 and 1125 to lead the field of eleven teams with 3210 pinfall total and an average of 214.

    Choi (pictured right) led the team with field-best 710 three-game series and was followed by Hong (644), Jeon (626), Hwang (624) and Son (606).

    Indonesia's Putty Armein, Lvana Hie, Novie Phang, Sharon Liminsantoso and Tannya Roumimper started the team event with two sup-par games (940, 984) before they closed out the series with 1247 (249.40 average) to break the previous Asian Games record (Malaysia, 1223) by 24 pins.

    Hie and Phang led the effort with 290, the highest game of the day, while Roumimper added 236, Armein 224 and Liminsantoso 207. The record game propelled the Indonesian into second place with 3171 (211.40).

    Defending champion Malaysia, which failed to medal in the women's competition thus far, sits in third place with 3083 (205.53). Esther Cheah, Sharon Koh, Zatil Iman, Shalin Zulkifli and Zandra Aziela had games of 1075, 919 and 1089.

    The host country China with Zhang Yuhong, Yang Suiling, Chen Dongdong, Sun Hongdou and Xu Lan is currently 79 pins off the pace for the medals in fourth place with 3004 (200.27).

    Trios champion Singapore with Jasmine Yeong-Nathan, Jazreel Tan, Cherie Tan, Geraldine Ng and Shayna Ng had a very disappointing day and finished the first day of the Team event in ninth place with 2756 (183.73) behind games of 929, 961 and 866.

    2010AGHwangSunOk.jpg2010AGSonYunHee.jpgThe women will return on Monday afternoon for the second block on long oil which will also decide the medals in All Events. The top 16 in All Events - maximum two players per country - will advance to the Masters finals.

    With three more games to go, Singles gold medalist Hwang Sun-Ok holds a huge 151-pin lead in All Events with 4718 pinfall total and an average of 224.67. Defending All Events and Masters champion Choi Jin-A overtook Son Jun-Hee (right), all Korea, with 4567 to 4512. As one country can only win two medals Shayna Ng, Singapore targets the bronze medal with 4478.

    Chen Dongdong, Yang Suiling, both China, and Gang Hye-Eun, Korea are tied for 15th place with 4291 and an average of 204.33.

    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 Team event after three games on short oil

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


    Individual High Game/High Series
    1 Game (short oil): Lvana Hie and Novie Phang, both Indonesia - 290
    3 Games (short oil): Choi Jin-A, Korea - 710

    Team High Game/High Series
    1 Game (short oil): Putty Armein/Lvana Hie/Novie Phang/Sharon Liminsantoso/Tannya Roumimper, Indonesia - 1247
    3 Games (short oil): Choi Jin-A/Hong Su-Yeon/Son Yun-Hee/Hwang Sun-Ok/Jeon Eun-Hee, Korea - 3210


    Women's All Events - Standings after 21 of 24 games