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2019 / NO.2
2019 / NO.2
Cheang Lok In Makes a Breakthrough in the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship

Cheang Lok In, who was about to be 16, became an up-and-coming contestant in the “20th Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship”, held in Kuching, Malaysia from April 17-25. With her brilliant results, she defeated two players from South Korea in the women's individual event. She won the first gold medal of Macao delegation in the Asian Youth Championship with the average score of 210.50. Cheang Lok In, who would turn 16 in July, stated, “I had never expected to be rewarded in the Asian Youth Championship. I did not even believe that I had won the champion until the prize was presented to me. This is the best result I have ever achieved since I started participating in it. I think good performance in the contest should not only be attributed to individual abilities, while I also rely on the support and guidance from my coach, teammates and family.

This event attracted athletes coming from ten different countries or regions such as South Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong (China), Macao (China) and Chinese Taipei. The Macao bowling team sent four male and four female contestants, including Lei Chi Chong, Fong Hong U, Chiu Hou Leong, Lou Ka Weng, Cheang Lok In, Wong Son Ian, So Cheng Lam and Chan Hei Io.

Cheang Lok In, who was the bronze medalist in the 2018 Asian City Bowling Championship Women's Classic, was leading in the first round of the women's individual event in this Championship, with a score of 260. Although the two strong players from South Korea Kim Hyeonji and Jeong Yeri both tried to catch up by scoring over 200 in the fifth and the sixth round, Cheang Lok In could score 224 decisively in the sixth round and ascertain her victory. Eventually, she defeated Kim Hyeonji with a three-point margin, with a total score of 1263 and the average score of 210.50, winning the champion in the women's individual event. She is the first Macao athlete who became among the best three players and then got a gold medal, since Lei Tak Man became the silver-medalist nine years ago.

Cheang Lok In started receiving training at the age of eight. She was among the first batch of students of the Macao Bowling Academy. Two years ago, she competed on behalf of Macao and won a gold medal partnering up with Wong Son Ian, Sou Chi Cheng and Sou Cheng Lam in the Asian Interschool Championship. Last year, she also won a bronze medal in the Asian City Championship women's classic event held in Malaysia. This year, she made greater progress by winning the first gold medal on behalf of Macao in the Asian Youth Tenpin Bowling Championship.