Asean Para Games: Mohamad Rausyan wins bowling gold for Singapore

Mohamad Rausyan bin Mohamad Yaacob winning gold in the TPB4 category.
Mohamad Rausyan bin Mohamad Yaacob winning gold in the TPB4 category. ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

SINGAPORE - Mohamad Rausyan won Singapore's first gold in bowling at the Asean Para Games (APG) in front of a cheering crowd at the Temasek Club on Friday.

The 21-year-old topped the TPB4 category, which is for those with intellectual disabilities, with a total of 1,092 pinfalls through six games.

Compatriot Eric Foo clinched silver with 1,079 pinfalls, but while Singapore's Muhammad Farhan Ismail and Nixon Fan came in third and fourth respectively, they were not awarded medals as Games rules stipulate that a country can win a maximum of only two medals in any event.

The bronze thus went to fifth-placed Myanmar bowler Ye Phone Maung (730 pinfalls).

Said Singapore's team manager Darren Khemlani: "This (win) didn't come as a surprise because the four of them have been training very hard for this competition, so I think they have all put in their best effort and they have all done their part. As a team manager, I'm very happy for all of them."

In other categories, Malaysia's Azuan Amir Hassan won gold for the TBP1 category with 688 pinfalls. Thailand's Krisada Keitkongtawee and Malaysia's Muhammad Hairul Miran came in second and third respectively.