Asian Indoor Games: PH bowlers bow to South Korea, settle for silver


Posted at Sep 28 2017 02:32 AM

The Philippine bowling team. Handout

Bowlers Alexis Sy, Lyn Tabora, Lara Posadas and Liza del Rosario settled for a silver medal in the women's team of four in the 5th Asian Indoor and Martial Arts Games Wednesday at Ashgabat Olympic Complex in Turkmenistan.

The quartet lost to reigning world champion South Korea, 873-801, in the finals. Posadas led the Philippines with 219 points, followed by del Rosario with 211, Sy 205 and Tabora 166.

The female bowlers' performance on the final day of action matched the silver finish of Kenneth Chua, who won in the men’s singles a week ago.

“Remember in the Southeast Asian Games in (Kuala Lumpur), we didn’t get a single gold medal. A gold here would have been better, but we’re still happy with the two silvers,” said Philippine Olympic Committee secretary-general Steve Hontiveros.

In chess, international masters Emmanuel Garcia and Paulo Bersamina took the silver in men’s under-23 rapid team event. Garcia and Beramina lost to China, 2-0.

The Philippines wrapped up its campaign in the continental Games with a bronze in men's under-23 blitz team event courtesy of Garcia and Bersamina, who lost to China in the semifinals.

Janelle Mae Frayna and Shania Mae Mendoza lost to Kazakhstan in the semifinals, 2-0, in the women’s under-23 blitz team event Tuesday to settle for bronze.

In dance sport, Gerald Jamili and Cherry Clarice Parcon failed in their bid to keep the gold in Latin jive as they pocketed the bronze in the final round Tuesday.

The national team so far has two gold, 14 silver and 13 bronze medals, improving the 1-0-2 (gold-silver-bonze) the country collected during 2013 Games in Incheon, South Korea.

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