Channel NewsAsia

Bowling: S’pore clinch first gold at Asian Schools Bowling Championships

Singapore clinched its first gold medal at the 15th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships on Wednesday and won a second gold medal on Thursday.

SINGAPORE: Singapore clinched its first gold medal at the 15th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships on Wednesday.

Joy Yap Jing Ying of Team A had to work hard to take top spot in the Girl's Singles event.

The 18-year-old Republic Polytechnic student rolled a perfect score in the fourth game.

She raced ahead in the finals to beat Japan's Futaba Imai by a single pin, securing the top spot with her total score of 1446.

Another Singaporean, Kristin Quah, took the bronze medal, and the two wins put Singapore at the top of the medal standing after the first day of the competition.

Singapore added two more wins on Thursday -- another gold medal and bronze medal.

Yap and partner Amanda Lee finished first in the Girl's Doubles event.

Another Singaporean pair, Charmaine Chang and Iliya Syamim, won the bronze medal.

The latest haul ensured that Singapore remain at the top of the medal tally.

Eleven countries, including host Indonesia, are competing in the championship which ends on Sunday, February 16.

Tweet Photos, Videos and Update on this Story to  #cna