National men’s bowling team wins silver at Asian Games

(From left) Timmy Tan Chye Chem, Ahmad Muaz Mohd Fishol and Rafiq Ismail showing the silver medals they won. (Bernama pic)

PALEMBANG: The national men’s bowling trio of Rafiq Ismail, Timmy Tan Chye Chern and Ahmad Muaz Mohd Fishol clinched the silver medal at the 2018 Jakarta-Palembang Asian Games today.

The trio recorded 4,235 points at Jakabaring Bowling Centre here, shy of 109 points of reigning champions Japan.

Singapore took home the bronze medal.

Japanese bowler Shusaku Asato also became the first player to roll a perfect game of 300 points in his third game.

Meanwhile, another national trio, Adrian Ang Hsien Loong, Mohd Syafiq Ridhwan Abdul Malek and Alex Liew finished ninth with 4,147 points.

Malaysia had won the gold medal in the event through Daniel Lim, Ben Heng and Aaron Kong in the 2006 edition in Doha while in Incheon, South Korea, the Malaysian trio of Syafiq, Timmy Tan and Zulmazran Zulkifli bagged the silver.

This is the second Asian Games medal from the bowling camp after the women’s trio of Esther Cheah, Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi and Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman, ended a 24-year drought in the event with a gold medal at the same venue on the first day of competition yesterday.