Singapore’s New Hui Fen is on a roll.
The 17-year-old bowler captured her – and Singapore’s – second gold of the Asian Youth Games today when she won the Girls Doubles with partner Darshini Krishna.
The duo rolled a total of 2,680 pinfalls to finish top of the pack, 101 more than nearest rivals Sathern Tanaprang and Saebe Yanee of Thailand who had a combined tally of 2,579.
Hui Fen, who won the Singles crown yesterday, rolled a six-game total of 1,400 pinfalls, which, incidentally, was an improvement on the 1,359 she scored yesterday.
Darshini, who finished fifth in the Singles, rolled 1,280 pinfalls.
At the rate Hui Fen is progressing, the 17-year-old Sports School alumnus is on track to mirror Remy Ong’s golden hattrick at the 2002 Asian Games in Busan. Back then, Ong won the singles, team and masters titles. He was subsequently named the Singapore National Olympic Council’s Sportsman of the Year.
Singapore also won a bronze in the Boys Doubles through the pair of Brandon Lee and Christopher Hwang. The duo totalled 2,596 pinfalls.
South Korea’s Choi Kyung Hwan and Hwang Dong Jun took the gold with 2,711 pinfalls while Japanese duo Satoshi Hamanaka and Takuma Echigo finished second with 2,679.
Singapore also won bronzes in athletics and shooting today.
National Schools B Division champion Inez Leong clocked a decent time of 15.22sec in the Girls 100m hurdles final to take the bronze. The time was 0.08sec off her national under-17 record of 15.14sec.
But even if the CHIJ St Nicholas Girls student had shattered her national age-group record today, she would have still finished way behind eventual winner Mayu Yeda who won the gold in 14.18sec. South Korea’s Park Suelgi was second in 14.67sec.
In the Boys’ 400m, Singapore Sports School’s Jared Lim finished sixth in 50.88sec. The times of the first five runners were between 48.92sec and 50.11sec and it was Japan’s Oishi Masanori who breasted the tape first.
Meanwhile, national youth shooter Abel Lim won the Boys 10m air-rifle bronze with his score of 685.5. The result was an impressive one as it was just 0.6 behind China’s Wu Jianing and Gao Tingjie who both scored 686.2 to tie for first.
In the end, Jianing edged out Tingjie in a final shoot-out.
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan