Revenge the fuel for Li Jane in bronze medal fight


We’ll roll with it: Sin Li Jane (left) and Natasha will take on Colombia’s Juliana Franco-Clara Guerrero.

PETALING JAYA: Bowler Sin Li Jane is eyeing revenge to make sure Malaysia return with at least a bronze from the World Games.

On Sunday, Li Jane and Natasha Roslan failed to qualify for the doubles final after losing to Mika Guldbaek-Mai Ginger Jensen of Denmark 2-0 in the semi-finals at the Birmingham Jefferson Convention Complex.

They lost 213-248 in the first game and gave a good fight before losing 215-225 in the second.

Li Jane and Natasha will take on Colombia’s Juliana Franco-Clara Guerrero in the bronze-medal playoff.

The 30-year-old Li Jane, especially, has a score to settle with Guerrero after losing 0-2 (180-206, 204-260) to the Colombian in the last 16 of the singles event.

In the men’s singles, Malaysia’s bid to go all the way was quashed after both Timmy Tan and Rafiq Ismail lost their matches in the last eight.

Timmy went down fighting 1-2 to Canada’s Darren Alexander.

He lost 229-243 before bouncing back to win the second 217-214 but ran out of steam in the decider to lose 183-236.

Rafiq, on the other hand, took the lead in the first game but eventually lost 1-2 (238-215, 218-226, 191-239) to another Candian, Graham Fach.

Team manager Maradona Chok said the bowlers did well despite the disappointments.

“It’s a good outing, in my opinion, with the limited tournaments we competed in for the last two and a half years,” said Maradona, who is also the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) secretary-general.

“We still have a fight in our hands, with the girls competing in the bronze medal playoff.

“The men finished well in a strong field. They both are in the top eight, which is good.’’

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