Asean Para Games: Anuar Saaid wins third bowling gold for S'pore with narrow win

Anuar Bin Saaid hugging his daughter after winning the Tenpin Bowing Mixed Singles Final.
Anuar Bin Saaid hugging his daughter after winning the Tenpin Bowing Mixed Singles Final. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Singapore won its third bowling gold at the Asean Para Games (APG) on Friday afternoon, as Anuar Saaid topped the field of 16 players in the TPB8 category (for players with Spinal chord injury) at Temasek Club.

The 53-year old, who won a bronze at the previous APG edition in Solo, Indonesia, had a total of 838 pinfalls from six games to secure the gold.

It was a tight competition that came down to the last frame, as Franciso Ramirez Ednaco of the Philippines led by 10 pinfalls at the end of the fifth game.

Needing a minimum of eight pinfalls in his final frame to win, Anuar bowled nine pinfalls for a two-pinfall overall win over Ednaco.

Said Anuar: "This medal is not only for me, but for my team, for Singaporeans, for my supporters, family, team manager, president and all my friends, who came to support me."