Siti Safiyah wins silver at World Championships


  • Bowling
  • Sunday, 03 Dec 2017

The women's team members

PETALING JAYA: Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman has secured the national bowling team a second silver medal of their World Championships in Las Vegas.

She finished second in the women's All-Event on Saturday (Dec 2).

Siti Safiyah amassed 5,048 pinfalls following the completion of four events - singles, doubles, trios and team - to finish 78 pins behind winner Danielle McEwan of the US, who claimed the gold with 5,126.

Taiwan's Tsai Hsin-yi was third on a 5,017 total.

Malaysia had earlier won another silver through Shalin Zulkifli and Sin Li Jane in the women's doubles on Wednesday.

Malaysia are also assured of a medal in the women's team event after Siti Safiyah, Shalin, Li Jane, Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi, Natasha Roslan and Esther Cheah secured a place in Sunday's title playoff.

They made the top four cut by finishing the 30-game roll in second spot with a 6,227 total.

The other three qualified teams are first-placed Singapore (6,325), Colombia (6,167) and South Korea (6,140).

In the semi-finals, Malaysia will take on Colombia, while Singapore faces South Korea. The winners will proceed into the gold medal match while the losers will settle for bronze.

Malaysia have won the women's team gold on two occasions - in Kuala Lumpur in 2003 and Monterrey, Mexico in 2007.

The men's team of Rafiq Ismail, Ahmad Muaz Fishol, Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek, Timmy Tan, Alex Liew and Adrian Ang failed to reach the medal round after they could only manage a combined score of 6,089 to finish sixth.

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