Bowler Jazreel Tan clinches 81st gold for S'pore in women's masters

SINGAPORE - Bowler Jazreel Tan captured Singapore's 81st gold when she won the women's masters final at around 7.30pm on Sunday evening.

A string of smoothly-executed strikes, and the occasional conversion of spares, that saw Tan to her first-place finish in the women's step-ladder finals.

She accumulated 528 pinfalls in the final two games of the stepladder finals, far ahead of compatriot Daphne Tan, who managed 353 pinfalls. Daphne clinched the women's masters silver, making it her second individual medal this Games.

Earlier, Daphne beat fellow Singaporean Shayna Ng in the first game of the stepladder finals, allowing her to advance to bowling against Jazreel. As no one National Olympic Council is allowed a clean sweep of all three medals in one event, the women's masters bronze went to Indonesia's Roumimper Tannya, instead of Ng.

In the men's masters event, Thailand's Yannaphon Larpapharat took home the gold while Malaysia's Rafiq Ismail settled for silver.

Yannaphon bowled 414 pinfalls over two games, edging out Rafiq who made a 381 pinfall effort. Fellow Malaysian kegler Adrian Ang clinched the bronze.

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