VICTORIA'S VICTORIOUS DEBUT
Tuesday, 10 July·2012 (Source from The Star)
Singles gold medalists Victoria Chin (Selangor) and Bong Kihow (Sarawak)
VICTORIA Chin marked her Sukma bowling debut in smashing style after winning the women's singles event at the Kuantan Megalanes yesterday.
The 17-year-old Selangor lass, who bowled in the afternoon squad, reeled in a six-game total of 1,301 pinfalls to clinch the gold medal.
Team-mate Natasya Roslan settled for the silver medal on 1,286 while Faten Najihah Ahmad Faik of Pahang secured the bronze medal on with a 1,253 score.
Vicotria, a trainee in the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress (MTBC) special squad, got off to a great start in her first five games with lines of 223-205-213-224-246 before experiencing a hiccup in the last game as she rolled down 190 pins.
It was harder to find my lines in the last game. And as a result, it was a mentally torturing wait because there was another squad yet to bowl after me, said Victoria.
Although, she is from the special squad, Victoria said it was of no advantage.
I think everyone had to train hard to win. Furthermore, I am up against good bowlers as some of them are national youth bowlers, she said.
In the men's competition, Sarawak's Bong Kihow staved off strong challenges from Federal Territories' Mohd Rafiq Ismail and Qalif Adnor Adam to take the gold medal on 1,343 pinfalls.