Anis finishes second in girls' Masters in Bangkok

Anis Hannani Romzi fell short in her bid to land her second Asian Youth Bowling Championships gold medal in the girls’ Masters in Bangkok today. The third seeded Malaysian, who won gold in the doubles and bronze in the team, lost 485-452 (238-209, 247-243) to top seed Ning Tay of Singapore in the final match of the stepladder round. In the first match of the stepladder, Anis overcame second seed and eventual bronze medallist Colleen Pee of Singapore 201-191. “I fought all I could today,” said Anis, who finished third in the 16-game, two-day Masters round-robin with 3,451 pinfalls. “Despite trailing after the first game, I told myself to not give up and try to make up the deficit. “I bowled well and managed to score a high game but Ning remained solid. She’s clearly the better player of the day, credit to her. “To return home with three medals out out of five events, I’m still very pleased with the outcome.” The other three Malaysians: Nur Hazirah Ramli (3,389), Adelia Nur Irwan Syazalee (3,255) and Nurul Anis Nabila Nizam (2,999) finished fourth, seventh and 14th respectively among 16 competitors. Hariz Adlan Azman (3,406), in sixth spot, was Malaysian best-placed player in the boys’ division, followed by Tsen Fan Yew (3,276) and Danial Abu Samah (3,118) in ninth and 14th respectively. Malaysia finished fourth overall in the tournament with one gold, four silver and three bronze while South Korea were crowned champions with a haul of 3-4-1. Despite failing to emulate their two-gold achievement at the last edition in Kuching in 2019, team manager Maradona Chok just can’t fault the team’s overall effort. “The team fought hard. We had one bad day throughout the one-week tournament, and that was during the first block of the team event,” he said. “That really was the only blemish to a good performance by the team. “We collected eight medals here which is tied with Korea for the most medals won and it speaks of the quality we have. Kudos to the coaches Azidi Ameran and Alex Liew, this squad can only get better.”

Courtesy from – New Straits Times