Thursday, 24 April 2014 | MYT 6:41 PM
Siti ready to shine after recovery from illness
Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman made a fine recovery from her thyroid problem last year to earn a ticket to the World Championships in Nevada last August and helped the women’s team to win a bronze medal.
PETALING JAYA: National bowler Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman is confident of striking it big again since making a comeback from a season plagued by sickness.
The 2009 World Ranking Masters champion showcased her return to form by winning three gold medals in the Inter-State Bowling Championships and finishing eighth in the women’s Masters concurrently held National Championships at the Sunway Pyramid from April 5-12.
Siti made a fine recovery from her thyroid problem last year to earn a ticket to the World Championships in Nevada last August and helped the women’s team to win a bronze medal.
However, Siti wasn’t impressed with the achievement as she felt that she didn’t have a good rhythm going into the world meet but was quite pleased with her recent great run.
“Winning three gold medals in the Inter-State is a good start for the year as I’m looking forward to being selected for the Asian Games squad,” she said.
“Of course, winning is a good indication of my game but I hope to prove something in the Malaysian Open next month.”
The Malaysian Open, from May 2-10 at Sunway Pyramid, will be a good indication of how the national bowlers are shaping up ahead of the Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea, in September.
Siti made heads turn when she won the Malaysian Open in 2005 as a 14-year-old. Two years later, she finished third.
She continued her upward progress and underlined it by winning the World Ranking Masters and finishing third in the AMF Qubica World Cup in 2009.
The thyroid problem then halted her progress until recently.
And now she’s ready to go again.
“After the Malaysian Open, we will participate in the Singapore Open (June 1-7). Both events are important to me as I want to be picked for the Asian Games,” said the 24-year-old.