18-year-old Colleen Pee wins 4 gold medals at bowling Under-21 World Championships

The ITE Central student won four out of five medals that Singapore had secured at the competition.

Muhd Zahin Ilmi

Sports enthusiast and expert overthinker.

Published: 5 July 2022, 12:25 PM

Singapore’s Colleen Pee secured four gold medals in individual and team events at the bowling U21 World Championships, as the country finished the competition with the most medals. 

The 18-year-old ITE Central student took part in four consecutive finals — the Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles, Women’s Teams and Mixed Teams — last Wednesday (Jun 29) in Helsingborg, Sweden and won all four gold medals at stake.

After winning her first gold medal in the Singles Finals following her win over Malaysia, Colleen teamed up with compatriot Arianne Tay to defeat France in the Doubles Finals to secure her second gold medal.

The pair avenged teammates Ning Tay and Quek Lu Yi, who had suffered a loss to France in the semi-finals. Both Ning and Lu Yi won the bronze medal in the doubles event. 

The quartet later competed together in the Teams Finals, where they defeated the USA to secure yet another gold medal.

Colleen and Arianne were featured once more in the Mixed Teams Finals, where they teamed up with Joyan Khoo and Ryan Toh to defeat host nation Sweden to secure Colleen’s fourth gold medal and the nation’s fifth and final medal.

Singapore was also crowned the top nation of the world championships, having won a total of four gold medals and one bronze medal.

In the men’s division of the competition, Ryan Toh failed to qualify for the semi-finals as he was unable to win the three-way tiebreaker for second place in the Matchplay round.

Singapore’s men’s doubles teams of Mike Ong, Eugene Yeo, Ryan Toh and Joyan Khoo were similarly unable to advance to the semi-finals after missing out on qualification in the Matchplay round.

The Singapore men’s team consisting of the four men were also unable to qualify for the semi-finals after narrowly missing out on qualification in the Matchplay round.

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