World Bowls Champion of Champions: Singapore’s Philomena Goh secures joint-bronze medal

Anthony Loh, the consultant for Singapore within the males’s class, sadly didn’t advance previous the ladder stage and completed eighth in his part.

Bernard Foo, the senior group coach for Bowls Singapore, recommended Goh for taking part in at her highest stage within the competitors. He famous that she demonstrated her greatest efficiency, which was unprecedented. He additionally acknowledged the ability and expertise of Karen Murphy, a famend participant in Australia, and praised Goh’s dedication to defeat such a formidable opponent.

Reflecting on her semi-final match in opposition to Nunes, Goh admitted that she was too hasty, and it ended up costing her. She acknowledged that she ought to have stayed calmer and carried out the mandatory actions. Goh attributed her anxiousness to making an attempt too arduous and feeling strain from Nunes. She acknowledged that experiencing extra huge video games would assist her acquire the wanted expertise and keep away from related errors sooner or later.

Though she didn’t make it to the ultimate, Goh nonetheless had a motive to have fun as she earned one other medal. Goh, beforehand often called Amira, began competing in garden bowling in 2000 and achieved a SEA Video games bronze within the girls’s fours occasion in 2001. After taking a break from the game for 16 years on account of “politics,” she made a comeback in 2017 and received a SEA Video games gold within the triples occasion in 2019. She, together with Shermeen Lim and Margaret Lim, represented Singapore on the 2022 Commonwealth Video games and completed fourth of their group of 5 groups.

Concerning future singles occasions, Goh deferred to her coach’s determination. Coach Foo expressed confidence in Goh’s capability to proceed competing within the singles class, stating that regardless of not being a singles participant initially, her efficiency on this competitors proved in any other case.

With a bronze medal in her singles debut boosting her confidence, Goh aspires to realize additional success. She hopes that her accomplishment will contribute to the expansion of bowls in Singapore, enhancing the sport’s recognition and general high quality.

By Editor