CEBUANA bowler Alexis Sy contributed another bronze medal, this time in the women’s team of five competition in the 28th Southeast Asian Games (SEA games) in Singapore.
The 23-year-old Sy, together with Liza Del Rosario, Krizziah Tabora, Lara Posadas, Liza Clutario and Maria Arles, scored 5,776 to grab the bronze medal. Sy contributed the second-highest points with 1,198, while del Rosario had the best tally with 1,259. Malaysia won the gold medal with 6,067, beating host team Singapore by 55 points.
This is the second bronze medal that Sy and the women’s team has won after earning a bronze in the women’s trio the other day.
In the women’s trio, Sy contributed the highest points with 1,195 in six games and was followed by Arles (1,187) and Posadas (1,226).
For Sy, winning two bronze medals in the binennial meet has made all the hard work in training worth it.
“Developing patience and staying focused has contributed a lot for us in winning a bronze medal because during the competition, the pacing of the game was slow and we just stood around. Also, we took time in every shot, especially in hitting the spares because every pin counts, ” said Sy.
The Cebu bowling community is overwhelmed with Sy’s achievement so far in the on-going bowling competition.
“Her determination to be one of the best in the country is starting to pay off. As far as my background and history in Cebu bowling, she’s the first to do it among our Cebuano bowlers,” said Bowlingplex Tenpin Association (BTA) president Bel Suelto Jr.
Cebu Tenpin Association (Cetba) spokesperson Jake Harrison Yap supports Suelto Jr.’s claim that Sy is the first Cebuano bowler to win a bronze medal in the biennial competition.