LAS VEGAS: The Saudi women’s national bowling team are getting ready for the trios at the World Bowling Women’s Championship in Las Vegas, after disappointing performances in the singles and doubles events.
There are six Saudi players competing in the US. Mashael Al-Abdulwahid achieved the best result, ranking 74th out of 84 competitors in the singles, followed by Ghada Nimir who ranked 77th out of 92 in her squad at the South Point Bowling Plaza.
Nahla Adas and Mariam Aldoussari competed in the doubles, placing 41st out of 46. Amani Al-Ghamdi and Hadeel Termein ranked 44th. In the second group, Al-Abdulwahid and Nimir ranked 37th out of 44.
The team’s coach, Mario Joseph, said the players had come a long way in a short period of time and that their presence at the event would develop their skills and motivate them further.
“What is required of the players is to present a positive image of the Kingdom’s national team, and benefit from being in contact with professional players, enjoy the game and develop their sportsmanship. This is what they did, and I am very happy with them and for them,” he said.
The Saudi women’s bowling team joined three local tournaments in 2018, four open tournaments in the Kingdom in 2019, and the Arab Bowling Championship in Egypt in February this year.
Razan Baker, a board member of the Saudi Bowling Federation, said last month that international championships had a great psychological impact on athletes.