Age did not count for Malaysia’s bowling queen Shahlin Zulkifli as the 41-year-old clinched the women’s singles title at the Asian Tenpin Bowling Championships in Kuwait on Tuesday – a title she last won in Guam 25 years ago.
With an inspiring performance from Shalin, defending men’s singles champion Timmy Tan took to the lanes on Wednesday and delivered the country’s second gold with a six-game total of 1,556 pinfalls for a roaring start for Malaysia in Kuwait after a disappointing outing in the World Championships in August.
Jimmy struck a perfect 300 in his last game en route to the gold.
Finishing second behind Timmy was India’s Dhruv Sarda who settled for the silver with ,524 total while Japan’s Shusaku Asato took the bronze with 1,522 pinfalls.
Another Malaysian Hafiz Zainuddin missed out on a podium finish with a 1,512total which gave the fourth spot.
Shalin, who was left out of the team for the World Championships, downed 1,498 pinfalls for her gold medal – six more than second-placed Nadia Pramanik of Indonesia who totaled 1,492 pinfalls.
Sin Li Jane made it a memorable day for Malaysian women when she clinched the bronze medal with 1,471 pinfalls.
National bowling coach Halloway Cheah is now counting for the gold in the team events. RIZAL ABDULLAH