Bowlers eye podium finish despite lack of tournaments

PETALING JAYA: National bowlers will be out to bowl em’ over in the Sonic International Classic in Singapore after training without competing in any tournaments for two months.

The Malaysian team of 10 men and 11 women will be eyeing for podium finish in the meet at the Sonic Bowl@Safta Yishun from April 6-9.

It’s their first tournament after the Asian Championships in Hong Kong last January, where the men’s team brought home four golds, three silvers and three bronzes, while the women’s team won two silvers.

Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Confederation (MTBC) secretary-general Maradona Chok said: “The team have been working on their game and fitness.”

“It will be competitive in Singapore as they have world class bowlers.

“We will have a tight schedule in May and June as we will take part in Opens in the Philippines, Malaysia and Singapore.

The team will also compete in the World Championships in Dubai in October and the Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games in Thailand in November.

The men’s team comprises Rafiq Ismail (pic), Timmy Tan, Tun Ameerul Hakim Tun Hasnul Azam, Ahmad Muaz Fishol, Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek, Hafiz Zainuddin, Syazirol Shamsuddin, Nevern Netaneel Marcelinus, Shahrukh Amin Zulkifli and Ahmad Azriq Izamudin.

The women are Sin Li Jane, Esther Cheah, Natasha Roslan, Siti Safiyah Abdul Rahman, Gillian Lim, Nerosha Keligit, Nora Lyana Nastasia Kamal, Nur Syazwani Sahar, Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik, Puteri Nurul Dini Faudzi and Alyaa Addini Zulamri.

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