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Wednesday September 11, 2013 MYT 8:58:00 PM
Wednesday September 11, 2013 MYT 8:59:50 PM
by shamshul fitri
Victoria Chin and Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik (right) grabbed the girls' gold in the doubles event.
PETALING JAYA: National youth bowlers – Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik and Victoria Chin – bagged another gold medal in the Asian Youth Championships in Hong Kong after an outstanding performance in the girls’ doubles event.
Faten-Victoria won the gold medal with a total of 2,644 pinfalls to beat South Koreans Kim Hee-bin-Ji Eun-sol (2,496), who held the lead after the first squad. Singapore’s Joey Yeo Rouqi-Ilma Nur Jannah settled for the bronze on 2,449 pins.
Bowling in the second squad, Faten-Victoria showed composure to snatch a second come-from-behind victory for Malaysia – much like the achievement of Chong Jun Foo, who grabbed the boys’ singles gold on Tuesday.
“It was a great relief to win today after my disappointment in the singles yesterday where I finished fourth,” said Faten.
Victoria attributed their success to sticking to their coaches’ advice “to keep our game simple”.
“Our coaches (Foong Tak Meng and Steven Teng) told us to keep it simple and focus on our game. All the hard work has paid off so far and I thank everyone for their support,” she said.
Jonathan Ding Sagan-Wan Nadzmi Fikri Mohd Faisal, meanwhile, grabbed the silver medal in the boys’ event with 2,676 pinfalls.
Indonesia took home the gold and silver through Billy Mohd Islam-Diwan Rezaldy Syahril (2712 pins) and Imam Wiguna-Adhiguna Widiantoro (2547 pins) respectively.
Despite the two golds and a silver thus far, team manager Maradona Chok said their mission “is still far from accomplished”.
“It’s a dream start but the job is far from done. We will get down to business preparing for the team event,” he said.
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