Bowlers' 4 Golds At Asian Youth
2019 Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships
The eight-member Team Singapore took home a total of 6 golds and 3 bronzes from the 20th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championships, of which Singapore Sports School student-athletes contributed 4 golds and 2 bronzes.
The eight-day Championships held in Kuching, Malaysia, from 17 to 25 April 2019 attracted opponents from 10 countries in quest of the podium finish. The Singapore team’s first breakthrough in the Championships came on 21 April with a Boy’s Doubles gold. The bowlers continued to play a strong game throughout the competition, going undefeated and winning in straight sets against all their opponents.
On 23 April, the eight national youth bowlers, five of whom are Singapore Sports School student-athletes, swept all both golds in the boys' and girls' Team of 4 events. The all-Sports School girls' team comprising Amabel Chua Jiaying, Charlene Lim Jia Yi, Charmaine Chang Yu Qian and Jermaine Seah emerged champion with a total of 4664 pinfalls, while Xavier Teo Jun Hao was part of the boys' team that won with 5123 pinfalls. Amabel and Jermaine had also clinched a gold and bronze with a combined scores of 3652 and 3594 from the Singles, Doubles and Team of 4 events respectively.
The bowlers continued to make it an uphill task for their opponents to emulate their achievement. At the Masters Finals on 25 April, our student-athletes put the Championships to a thrilling conclusion with Xavier clinching a gold medal in the Boy’s Masters Finals and Charlene winning a bronze in the Girls’ Masters Finals.