SINGAPORE — Singapore's national women's bowlers underlined their regional supremacy when they swept all the podium places in the Women's Masters competition at the 26th Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Hong Kong on Wednesday (18 January).
Reigning SEA Games gold medallist Cherie Tan clinched her fourth gold of the championships, after defeating teammate New Hui Fen in the step-ladder final by 246-149 and 235-212.
New had defeated compatriot Daphne Tan - Cherie's younger sister - 265-221 in the semi-finals to earn her shot at the Masters gold.
The 34-year-old Cherie Tan has been in stellar form since last year, when she clinched the SEA Games women's singles gold, the prestigious PWBA Bowl TV Classic, as well as the Singapore International Open.
She swept to the women's singles gold last week, and partnered her teammates New and Shayna Ng to the women's trios golds, before earning the all-events title for her consistent performances throughout the championships.
Besides the four golds won by the women's bowlers, the Singapore men's bowlers also added a gold medal in the doubles competition, with Muhammad Jaris Goh and Timothy Tham clinching the title over their Malaysias and South Korean rivals.
The bowlers' superb performances ensured that Team Singapore finished the championships as the top Asian nation, with five golds, three silvers and three bronzes earned in the 8 to 18 January event.
Malaysia are second with four golds, five silvers and three bronzes, while South Korea are third with three golds, three silvers and five bronzes.
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