Lee, gold medalist in Trios, Team and all-Events is one win away from her fourth gold medal as she earned the top seed for the stepladder finals finishing the 16 games of round robin match play with 3475 total including 110 bonus pins (10 for a win, 5 for a tie) and an average of 210.25.
Lee averaged 214.63 for the second block on the long (1717) Thursday morning and won six of her eight matches to overtake teammate Son by 25 pins. The reigning World Champion in Masters, gold medalist in Trios and Team, averaged 209.75 for 1678 and added 60 bonus to finish in second place with 3449 total.
Wang, started the second block in seventh place, leaped four spots behind a 1707 series (213.38) and a 4-4 won-lost record to earn the final berth for the stepladder finals with 3378.
Son and Wang will square off in the semifinal match starting at 3.30 p.m. Korean Time. The winner of the one-game match will bowl Lee for the title with the two-game total determining the winner.
The bowling competition of the 17th Asian Games comes to an end with the Victory Ceremonies from 6.15 to 6.30 p.m.
Photos courtesy of Asian Bowling Federation (ABF).
The Asian Games, a.k.a. Asiad, is a Pancontinental multi-sport event held every four years among athletes from all over Asia. The XVII Asian Games run from September 19th to October 4th in Incheon, South Korea, featuring more than 9000 athletes from 25 countries, who will compete for medals in 36 sports.
Bowling made its debut in 1978 (Bangkok, Thailand) and returned in 1986 (Seoul, Korea) and was part of the Games in each event since 1994 (Hiroshima, Japan). The Bowling competition of the Incheon Asian Games will be contested Sept. 23 – Oct. 2 at Anyang Hogye Gymnasium bowling center.
176 players, 102 men and 74 women, from 19 countries – China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Japan, Kuwait, Macau, China, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Yemen and the host country Korea – bowl for gold, silver and bronze medals in Singles, Doubles, Trios, five-player Teams, All-Events and Masters.
The competition will be contested on a 36-feet short and a 46-feet long lane conditioning pattern. See also the Kegel Lane Map Report.
The winners in Singles (long oil), Doubles (short oil), Trios (short/long) and Teams (long/short) will be determined by the highest six-game total. The player with the highest 24 game total of the four disciplines will become the All-Events champion.
The top 16 women and top 16 men in All-Events, but maximum two per national Olympic Committee, advance to the Masters finals Oct. 1 & 2. Those 16 bowl two eight-game blocks of Round Robin match play – first block on short, second block on long oil – to determine the top 3 players for the stepladder finals, which will conclude the Asian Games bowling competition.
Korea’s Son Yun Hee, Lee Na Young lead in Women’s Masters after 8 games on short oil
Wu Siu Hong sets the pace in Men’s Masters in Block 1 on short oil at 17th Asian Games
Korean men defend Team title at 17th Asian Games
Singapore’s women captures coveted Team gold medal at 17th Asian Games
Singaporean women roll back-to-back 1100 games to lead Asian Games Team event after Block 1
Korean men set the pace in Team event after first block on long oil at Incheon Asian Games
Japanese men maintain pole position to win second gold medal for Japan in Men’s Trios
Second gold medal for Korea in Women’s Trios at 17th Asian Games in Incheon, Korea
Korean women average 226 to lead Trios event at halfway point in Incheon Asian Games
Japan leads in Men’s Trios after the first block on short oil at 17th Asian Games
Host country Korea wins gold, bronze in Women’s Doubles at Incheon Asian Games
Japan wins gold, silver in Men’s Doubles at 17th Asian Games
Chinese Taipei’s Chou Chia Chen cruises to the title in Women’s Singles
Thailand’s Yannaphon Larp-apharat starts 17th Asian Games with victory in Men’s Singles
17th Asian Games bowling competition starts on Tuesday in Incheon, Korea
World Bowling makes its new debut at 17th Incheon Asian Games
First block on short oil, second block on long oil; top 3 after 16 games including bonus pins advance to the stepladder finals.
Top 3 after 16 games including bonus pins advance to the stepladder finals.