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Friday August 30, 2013 MYT 4:49:00 PM
Friday August 30, 2013 MYT 4:50:56 PM
by shamshul fitri
Shalin Zulkifli: ' We weren’t able to continue making good shots as the lane condition changed.''
PETALING JAYA: National bowlers in the World Championships in Nevada, United States, ended their campaign with a bronze medal through the women’s team event on Thursday.
The team of Shalin Zulkifli, Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman, Sin Li Jane, Jacqueline Jenelee Sijore and Esther Cheah lost 966-1065 to South Korea in the semi-finals to settle for the bronze.
It was a bittersweet swansong for Shalin as it was her final appearance on the world stage. She will be calling it quits after the Asian Games in South Korea next year.
“I was hoping for a better finish in my last appearance at the World Championships. We weren’t able to continue making good shots as the lane condition changed,” said Shalin.
Team manager Cheah Ban Cheng said the turning point in the semi-final was in the sixth game where Shalin and Li Jane had splits in their games.
“The Korean women managed to pull away from that point to snatch the match from our hands,” he said.
“Nonetheless, this medal is dedicated to all Malaysians in the spirit of Merdeka.”
In the other semi-final, United States beat Venezuela 1014-921 to face South Korea in the final.
Meanwhile, national bowlers in the Masters emerged empty-handed as Adrian Ang finished 15th in the men’s competition after reeling in lines of 221-184-175-179-188-211 for an accumulated total of 6,422 pins, combined with pinfalls from the previous four events.
Esther was unable to get into the top eight of the women’s Masters to advance to the next step as she finished with a total of 6,361 total in 15th spot. Li Jane, however managed to advance after amassing 6,406 pins in eighth place, narrowly missing the step-ladder Finals (top four) after finishing fifth in the following stage where she managed to accumulate a total of 7,981 pins.
South Korea’s Kim Moon-jeong (8226), Son Yun-hee (8128), Ryu Seo-yeon (8125) and United States’ Liz Johnson (8132) will line up for the step-ladder Finals.
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bowling, World Championships, Malaysia, Shalin Zulkifli, Cheah Ban Cheng, Adrian Ang
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