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Friday September 13, 2013 MYT 8:07:00 PM
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by shamshul fitri
PETALING JAYA: National bowlers at the Asian Youth Championships in Hong Kong made a disappointing exit, failing to qualify for the Masters step-ladder finals.
Singles gold medallist Chong Jun Foo missed making it to the step-ladder stage after 16 games, as he came in fourth with a score of 3,363 pins. Only the top three advance to the step-ladder stage.
South Korea’s Lee Kyu-hwan and Lee Ik-kyu dominated the top two positions on 3,592 and 3,509 pins each, while Kenta Yoshida of Japan secured the third spot on 3,451 pins.
Meanwhile, in the girls’ competition, Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik finished well outside the top three, ending up sixth on 3,292 pins while Victoria Chin slumped to 13th on 3,184 pins.
South Korea’s Kim Jin-sun took the top spot on 3,498 pins, followed by Singapore’s Joey Yeo Ruoqi (3,443) and South Korea’s Choi Ae-rim (3,423).
Team manager Maradona Chok said the three Malaysian bowlers gave their best in the Masters but just couldn’t inch their way into the top three spots.
“I don’t think they are at fault ... 16 games is a marathon after a gruelling few days in the championships and they were physically and mentally drained.
“I think it was just one of those days when things didn’t work out,” said Maradona.
With the team’s exit from the Masters, Malaysia has bagged a total of two gold medals and a silver in the championships. Besides Jun Foo’s singles gold medal in the boys’ singles, Victoria-Faten combined well in the girls’ doubles to take another gold medal. Jonathan Ding Sagan-Wan Nadzmi Fikri Ahmad Faisal meanwhile took the boys’ doubles silver medal.
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bowling, Asian Youth Championships, Chong Jun Foo, Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik, Victoria Chin, Maradona Chok
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