Korea overtakes Malaysia in the last game to win gold in Men's Team event

    11/22/10

    2010 Asian Games

    Malaysia gets silver, Hong Kong takes bronze

    2010AsianGamesLogo.jpg Starting the day in fifth place, the Korea's Choi Young-Kyu, Cho Young-Seon, Choi Bok-Eum, Hong Hae-Sol and Jang Dong-Chul posted games of 1176, 1137 and 1133 on the long pattern to claim the gold medal in the five-player Team event at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou, China.

    Trailing short-oil leader Malaysia by 147 pins (3208 to 3355), the Koreans lost some ground in the first game on Monday morning, fourth game overall, as Adrian Ang, Aaron Kong, Alex Liew, Syafiq Ridhwan and Muhd Nur Aiman put together 1183, the highest game of the day.

    The Koreans narrowed the gap in the second game but thanks to a 1079 game the Malaysians maintained a 96-pin lead heading into the last game. The Koreans posted three games over 240 (Cho Young-Seon 248; Choi Young-Kyu 246; and Hong Hae-Sol 243) to fly past their opponents, who suffered a sub-par 962 game.

    Korea took the gold medal with Asian Games record 6654 pinfall total and an average of 221.80, while Malaysia had to settle for silver with 6579 (219.30).

    Starting the day in fourth place, Hong Kong's Wu Siu Hong, Eric Tseng, Michael Mak, Wicky Yeung and Michael Tsang overtook Qatar and Japan, who were in second and third place after the first block, to grab the bronze medal with 6475 (215.83).

    2010MWCAlexLiew.jpg2010AGChoiYoungKyu.jpgAlex Liew (pictured left), Malaysia, posted a 1425 series in the Team event en route to claim the gold medal in All Events (combined results of Singles, Doubles, Trios and Team) with 5448 pinfall total and an average of 227 for 24 games.

    Choi Young-Kyu (right) and Choi Bok-Eum, both Korea, took silver and bronze with 5441 and 5431, respectively. There was a bigger gap between the top 3 and Aaron Kong, Malaysia. who used the highest six-game block of the Asian Games (1467) to finish fourth with 5330.

    The top 16 in All Events but maximum two players per country advanced to Masters match play which will conclude the bowling competition on Tuesday.

    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 Team event


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

     


    Individual High Game/High Series
    1 Game (short oil): Aaron Kong, Malaysia - 298
    1 Game (long oil): Hong Hae-Sol, Korea - 269
    3 Games (short oil): Aaron Kong, Malaysia - 801
    3 Games (long oil): Nayef Oqab, UAE - 752
    6 Games: Aaron Kong, Malaysia - 1467

    Team High Game/High Series
    1 Game (short oil): Adrian Ang/Aaron Kong/Alex Liew/Syafiq Ridhwan/Muhd Nur Aiman, Malaysia - 1174
    1 Game (long oil): Adrian Ang/Aaron Kong/Alex Liew/Syafiq Ridhwan/Muhd Nur Aiman, Malaysia - 1183
    3 Games (short oil): Adrian Ang/Aaron Kong/Alex Liew/Syafiq Ridhwan/Muhd Nur Aiman, Malaysia - 3355
    3 Games (long oil): Choi Young-Kyu/Cho Young-Seon/Choi Bok-Eum/Hong Hae-Sol/ Jang Dong-Chul, Korea - 3446
    6 Games: Suh Sang-Cheon/Choi Young-Kyu/Cho Young-Seon/Choi Bok-Eum/Hong Hae-Sol/ Jang Dong-Chul, Korea - 6654

     


    Men's All Events - Final Standings after 24 games


    The top 16 but maximum two players per country advanced to the Masters finals (finalists in boldface).

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