By Jennifer Roback
Bowlers from around the world are in Dubai competing at the 2021 International Bowling Federation Super World Championships, where Singapore's Shayna Ng, 32, found success in the women's singles event.
On November 12, 2021, the first gold medal of the event came down to a roll-off between Ng and her teammate Cherie Tan after they each won one game in the finals during the best-of-two format.
Ng had taken the lead after game one followed by a 234-215 win, with strikes in seven of her first nine deliveries, but Tan fought back during game two and tied the match with a 236-206 victory, forcing the roll-off.
Tan started off by converting the 3-5-6-9-10 but fell short after hitting the pocket on her next shot, leaving a 7-10 split.
Ng was then able to secure the win after recording two strikes and a spare, giving Singapore's women's team their third gold medal in tournament history following a 49-27 finish.
Ng had previously won Singapore's first gold medal at the World Championships in 2015 while Tan won the country's second when she won the tournament-ending Masters event back in 2015 in Las Vegas, according to USBC.
"Word cannot describe," Ng posted on her Instagram Story following the event. "Thank you all for the amazing support."
The next medals to be awarded in the tournament will be in the doubles event, scheduled for Saturday night, followed by the trios awards on Sunday and both team and mixed teams awards on Monday.
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