M’sia in the lead on back of Gil­lian’s sec­ond gold

The Borneo Post - - FRONT PAGE - By Ting Tieng Hee re­porters@the­bor­neo­post.com

KUCH­ING: Gil­lian Lim con­tin­ued her good form i n t he 18th Asian Schools Ten­pin Bowl­ing Cham­pi­onships to bag an­other gold for Malaysia on the sec­ond day of com­pe­ti­tion at Me­galanes Sarawak, Batu Kawa yes­ter­day.

Part­ner­ing Pu­teri Nu­rul Dini for Malaysia A Team in the Girls Dou­bles, Gil­lian knocked down 1,252 pins over six games to add to Pu­teri’s 1,218 pins for a to­tal score of 2,470 pins to top the field of 14 teams.

It was Gil­lian’s sec­ond gold of the tour­na­ment after she won the Girls Sin­gles gold on Mon­day with 1,271 pins.

Na­jwa Nazi­rah and her part­ner from Sarawak Nur Aina Ka­malia made it a one- two f in­ish for Malaysia A when they felled 2,424 pins, fin­ish­ing just seven pins ahead of Sin­ga­pore pair Fiona Yew and Zong Shin Yi.

In the boys dou­bles played in the morn­ing, Cal­lum Borck and Lach­lan Stephen­son of Aus­tralia A grabbed the gold after knock­ing down 2,696 pins.

Malaysia A’s Muhd Hazim Ali­hanafiah and Ah­mad Azriq Iza­mudin were sec­ond with 2,625 pins while Hong Kong A’s Ivan Tse and Alex Yu took the bronze medal with their com­bined score of 2,623 pins.

At the end of the Day 2, Malaysia A are still lead­ing the medals ta­ble with two gold, three sil­ver and one bronze medals.

They are fol­lowed by Aus­tralia A with one gold and one sil­ver, Hong Kong A with one gold and one bronze, and Sin­ga­pore A with two bronzes.

The com­pe­ti­tion will con­tinue with the team event to­day and the Masters to­mor­row.

Win­ners of the boys sin­gles (from left) Azriq, Ivan and Ai­dan pos­ing with their coaches and Ama­teur Ten­pin Bowl­ing As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent Sunny Si (right), deputy pres­i­dent Shai­ful­bahri Shukri (left) and vice pres­i­dent Robert Lu (third left) after the prize pre­sen­ta­tion.

(From left) Nur Aina Ka­malia, Na­jwa Nazi­rah, Pu­teri Nu­rul Dini and Gil­lian Lim cel­e­brate their 1-2 fin­ish in the Girls Dou­bles yes­ter­day.

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