Sue Abela and Cynthia Frendo Duca won silver in the female doubles team event at the Mediterranean Bowling Championships being held in France, to give Team Malta its first medal at this year’s competition.
Abela and Frendo Duca’s podium finish extends Malta’s great tradition in the prestigious competition.
The Maltese duo each had a great set of six games to edge out the French team by just two pins (2443 vs 2441), and trailed the Italian team of Roberta Farina and Melania Rossi by a mere 13 pins at the end of what was a high scoring and exciting competition till the very last shot.
With this performance, Abela is now in second place overall in the ladies all events till now with a 205 average, while Frendo Duca is also in a strong 11th place with over 190 average.
Earlier in the day, the Maltese male team of Matthew Magro and 13-year-old Kayden Lagana’ finished in 14th place, with Italy winning gold followed by France and Spain.
In the overall all events, Magro is in a very good fifth place overall with a 206 average, while Lagana’, the youngest player at these championships, is in 22nd with a 185 average.
The competition continues on Thursday with the mixed doubles event where Matthew Magro will team up with Sue Abela while Kayden Lagana will play alongside Cynthia Frendo Duca