1st Asian Para Tenpin Bowling Championships 2023
Chinese Taipei and Hong Kong wins Trios gold
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31st May, Hong Kong: Chinese Taipei's Lee Chia Chien, Yang Meng Chang and Hui Min Chang bagged the Trios TPB8+TPB8/9+TPB9/10 category while host, Hong Kong's won their seventh gold at the 1st Asian Para Tenpin Bowling Championships in the Trios TPB1+TPB1/2+TPB2/3 division.

Lee, with a handicap of 10 pins each game for competing against the men, managed to post 705 pinfalls to Yang's 711 and anchorman, Hui's 799 for a team total of 2215. Augusto Hernandez, Angelito Guloya and Samuel Matias of the Philippines took home the silver medal with 2165.

The bronze medal went to Thailand's Supparat Ponmingmad, Sawai Padpong and Preechaa Wetchkama with a total of 2157, just 8 pins adrift from the Filipinos. Hong Kong missed the podium finishing fourth with 2045.

Lee, for her efforts in the Trios event, topped the Women's TPB8 (wheelchair) All-Events with 2851 to give Chinese Taipei their third gold while Hui won the Men's TPB10 All-Events with 3229 for their fourth gold in the championships.

TPB8+TPB89+TPB910 Trios gold medallist, Chinese Taipei

In the only other Trios division made up by athletes from the TPB1+TPB1/3+TPB2/3, Hong Kong had their best-ever outing when Hong Ka Lung, Chan Tat Chung and Cheung Hoi Tung bagged their seventh gold medal of the championships with 2180 total.

Malaysia's Muhamad Hairul Miran, Muhamad Suhaili Ab Hamid and Mohd Rizal Hassan settled for the silver medal with 1969, 211 pins behind. Chu Ya Chuan, Liang Zhan Ming and Huang Tzu Hsuan of Chinese Taipei took home the bronze medal with 1871.

40-year-old government servant, Surjeet Singh surpised a strong field in the TPB9 category by capturing India's first gold medal in the All-Events with 3035. Yang, who won the other Trios event gold, added a silver to his collection with 2982.

Singles gold medallist, Low Chang Hong of Singapore claimed the bronze medal with 2972 over the 16 games from three events. Hong Ka Lung won the Men's TPB1 All-Events gold medal with 2211 and Cheung Hoi Tung gave Hong Kong their tenth gold medal in the Men's TPB2 All-Events.

Japan, who won the Women's TPB2 Singles gold on opening day, added two more gold when Chiemi Inoue took the TPB1 All-Events gold and Noriko Shida topped the Women's TPB2 All-Events standings.

TPB1+TPB1/2+TPB2/3 Trios gold medallist, Hong Kong

The championships concluded with the athletes and official attending the Victory Baquet hosted at the Regal Ballroom, Regal Riverside Hotel. The guest of honour was Mr Benjamin Hung, Assistant Director of Leisure and Cultural Services, who delivered his closing remarks.

Dr John Leung, Chairman of Hong Kong Sports Association for the Physically Disabled (HKSAPD) was amongst the distinguished guests at the banquet. He also delivered his closing address before the dinner started.

Hong Kong emerged the Overall Champion with a total medal haul of 10-6-2. They were also awarded the Men and Women Overall champions. The men had a medal haul of 5-2-1 and the women had a medal haul if 3-3-0.

Photos by Terence Yaw in Hong Kong.

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