Korea Continues Momentum for Early Doubles Lead

Coming from behind is beginning to look like a pattern for the bowlers from Korea in the World Bowling Women’s Championship. After capturing the number one spot in the Singles yesterday in the final game, the Koreans came from behind again to take the lead in today’s early round.

The team of Hyerin Son and Yeongi Lee rolled huge games of 501 and 470 in the final two games to surge into the lead with a 2729 total, two pins ahead of Team Columbia with a 2727.

Team Korea

In game five, Lee shot 280, and Son added 221 for the big 501. In the final game, it was Son on top with 254, and Lee rolled 216 for the 470.

“We are room mates and good friends and we have a strong connection when we are bowling,” said Lee. “We talk a lot during the games, and it helps us stay focused and forget about the pressure,” added Son.

Team Columbia, with Juliana Franco and Clara Guererro also moved ahead of Team Sweden in the final game to finish second.

Team Sweden, with Josefin Hermansson and Jenny Wagner, are currently in the number three spot with a total of 2706, and Team Australia, with Jamie Lee Spiller and Bree Macpherson, on the strength of a 526 in game five, are sitting in fourth with 2608.

In Thursday’s Semi-Final, the number one team after both squads will bowl against the number four team, and number two will face number three. The two winning teams will then bowl for the Doubles Gold Medal.

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About the World Bowling Women’s Championships: The World Bowling Women’s Championships is bowling’s most prestigious event for women athletes. This championship takes place from 23 – 30th of August 2019. The best female bowlers from around the world will compete in singles, doubles, trios, all events, team of five and masters.

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