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S Korean women tops at bowling championship

KUWAIT: Director General of Public Authority for Sports (PAS) Dr Humoud Fulaiteh asked all local sports federations who plan to host regional or International championships, to start from where the Bowling Club ended, and make sure that they befits the name of Kuwait bearing in mind the support the state gives through PAS to the sport and athletes.

Fulaiteh hoped that the federations be like the Bowling Club in making greatly organized events.

He lauded the efforts as the higher committee succeeded in proving Kuwait’s ability to host major events and dazzle the world with the beauty and magnificence of the organization such on the case with the opening ceremony.

Today and tomorrow will have the three events for men and women, as the South Korean women dominated the doubles and snatched the first two gold medals for their country, which was also in control during the 2016 championship in Hong Kong.

While the Malaysian doubles team of Sin Li Jane and Esther Cheah failed to keep the title and ended in third place behind Korea’s Kim Moon jeong and Lee Yeonji who won silver while their compatriots Lee Mayoung and Baek Sungia bagged the gold.

Today, will see the qualifiers of the threes for both genders in two groups, while the finals will be played on Sunday.
Malaysia tops the medals tally with two gold and two bronze, followed by South Korea by one Gold, one Silver, while Indonesia and India have one silver each and Japan has a bronze medal.

Malaysian players expressed their pleasure for their country being on top of the table, which gives them optimism to have Malaysia return to the top from which they were absent since the nineties of last century.

By Abdellatif Sharaa

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