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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 28: Gold medals will be awarded today at 12:40 pm to open group match for men and women in the 25th Asian Bowling Championship being held at Kuwait Bowling Sporting Club in Salmiya. Hong Kong’s Michael Mark won gold medal in a similar men’s match in 2016 when the event was held in his country, and South Korea’s Jong Da Wong won a gold in the same championship for women.
The head coach of the UAE bowling team and former world champion Finland’s Mika Juhani Koivuniemi expressed his amazement about the Kuwait Bowling Sporting Club, affirming that it is one of the best in the world.
Koivuniemi indicated that the competitions are expected to be impressive throughout the championship due to the participation of a significant number of best players in the Asian continent.
Regarding the UAE’s bowling team, he stressed that the team is undergoing major changes in terms of the performance level of the players, adding that it is not at the same level of strength as seen in the previous editions. He indicated that luck and surprise could come in handy in winning one of the medals.
In addition, Egypt’s bowling technical manager Dr Muhammad Wajdi affirmed that the championship is considered to be one of the toughest globally in terms of the technical and high level of competitiveness among the participating teams.
Dr Wajdi stressed that the Arab teams participating in the tournament witnessed a paradigm leap in terms of the technical level in the few past years, adding that the track towards victory is within the range even if on a limited scale despite the usual norm in which the medals go to countries such as Japan, Malaysia and South Korea.
Dr Wajdi thanked the organizers of the event for inviting Egypt’s National Team, considering the invitation as an extension to cementing the relations between Kuwait and Egypt in various aspects.