Malaysian Women’s Bowling Team Wins Gold In World Championships After A 10-Year Wait

The last time Malaysia won gold in the event was in 2007.

Cover image via PWBA Tour

Malaysia's women's bowling team were crowned the world champions in Las Vegas on Sunday, 3 December

The winning team of Shalin Zulkifli, Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman, Sin Li Jane, Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi, and Natasha Roslan secured the gold medal at the 2017 World Championship when they defeated archrivals Singapore 214-209, 188-177 in the final.

It was Malaysia's third medal in the competition, after winning silver in both the women's doubles (Shalin and Li Jane) and women's all-events (Siti Safiyah) last week.

The last time Malaysia won gold in the event was in 2007 in Monterrey, Mexico and prior to that in 2003 in Kuala Lumpur

Head coach Holloway Cheah said the team stayed focused and performed well under pressure throughout the course of the competition. 

Earlier in the semi-final, the team prevailed 198-207, 248-168, 182-181 in a nail-biting encounter against Colombia.

In the women's Masters event which concluded yesterday, 4 December, Sin Li Jane fell short of winning Malaysia's second gold when she finished runner-up

Li Jane put up a gallant effort before losing 225-256, 221-236 to defending champion Jung Da-wun of South Korea.

Her effort ended Malaysia's campaign at the championships with a medal haul of one gold and three silvers. 

Congrats, ladies! :D

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