Singapore bowler New Hui Fen missed out on completing her a golden hat-trick at the Asian Youth Games when she finished with a silver in the Girls Team event today.
The 17-year-old Singapore Sports School student – who has already won the Girls Singles and Doubles golds – teamed up with Anthea Soh, Krishna Darshini and Ilma Nur Jannah Fadzal. But despite the quartet’s best efforts, they fell short of the gold by 73 pinfalls.
They scored a total of 4,894 pinfalls, behind South Korea (Oh Nu Ri, Yoo Ka Hee, Yong Hae Ni, Sim Ui Jin) who took the gold with 4,967.
For the record, it was Darshini, Hui Fen’s partner in the Girls Doubles, who was the best performer of the four Singapore lasses. She struck 1,276 while Hui Fen had 1,272. Anthea had 1,174 while Ilma Nur Jannah scored 1,172.
Hui Fen will have a final shot at a third gold medal in the Girls Masters which starts tomorrow.
Singapore also won the silver in the Boys Team.
The team of Basil Low (1,325), Brandon Lee (1,213), Christopher Hwang (1,139) and Justin Lim (1,275) finished a narrow 19 pinfalls behind the Hong Kong quartet of Wong Kwang Yuen, Tse Chung Yin, Tsang Yin Ki and Mak Cheuk Yin.
Over at the Singapore Sports School, the Republic also won a bronze in swimming while Amanda Lim set a new national record in the Girls 50m freestyle.
The 16-year-old clocked 25.38sec in the heats to break Quah Ting Wen’s barely month-old mark of 25.65sec, which was set at last month’s National Swimming Championships.
Ting Wen also went under her own national mark when she clocked 25.54sec to set up a tantalising battle for supremacy between her and Amanda in tomorrow’s final.
Singapore’s bronze came in the the 4x100m medley relay.
The quartet of Ting Wen, Roanne Ho, Lynette Lim and Amanda were not in the league of the SouthKoreans who easily took gold in 4min 09.87sec. But they did give runner-up Hong Kong (4:12.92) a run for their money before eventually settling for third.
But there were agonisingly-close bronze misses for Dzulhaili Kamal and Roanne in the Boys 50m butterfly and the Girls 100m breastsroke respectively.
Sports School student Dzulhaili (25.83sec) was pipped to the bronze by Hong Kong’s Derick Ng (25.66sec) while Roanne – who studies in Brisbane, Australia – lost out on third place by 0.52sec. She finished fourth in 1min 12.89sec, behind China’s Wang Chang (1:12.37).
Yours in sport
Singapore Sports Fan