National bowler New Hui Fen created history at the Orchid Country Club today when she became the first Singapore athlete to win a gold medal at the Asian Youth Games.
The 17-year-old Singapore Sports School alumnus blazed the lanes during the Girls singles competition to rack up a six-game total of 1,359 pinfalls (average: 226.5). She finished 45 pinfalls ahead of runner-up Misaki Makotani of Japan (1,314 pinfalls) while South Korea’s Oh Nu Ri took the bronze with 1,308 pinfalls.
Singapore’s two other representatives, Darshini Krishna and Anthea Soh, were fifth and 13th respectively. Darshini had 1,270 while Anthea scored 1,184.
Hui Fen’s win is her second international triumph this year. She had won the Malaysian Open Girls Masters title in March.
In the Boys singles, Singapore’s Justin Lim finished eighth with 1,293 pinfalls (average: 215.5) while Basil Low was 15th with 1,233 pinfalls. The event was won by Hong Kong’s Mak Cheuk Yin who scored 1,396 pinfalls.
Over at the Jalan Besar Stadium, Singapore’s Young Cubs ended their football campaign not just on a losing note but also at the bottom of their Group. They lost 0-3 to China even though the Chinese had a player sent off during the match.
Singapore lost 1-2 to Iran on Saturday and 1-4 to Thailand on Monday. Today’s defeat means that they have scored twice and conceded eight goals in three matches.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan