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Malaysia’s Female Bowling Icon…Shalin Zulkifli

 In Malaysia, the name Shalin Zulkifli is synonymous with Bowling. In many ways, she helped put Malaysia on the World bowling map.

 

Shalin was born in England, but brought up in Malaysia. She started bowling in 1989 when she would follow her parents to the bowling alley. To date, she has carved herself a most impressive list of achievements that include being voted Asian Bowler Of  The Year for two consecutive years in 2000 & 2001.  

 

Shalin has won gold medals in a host of impressive tournaments, including the Commonwealth Games/ ABF Tour/ Hong Kong/ Doha Asian Games/ SEA Games/ 20th Asian Championships.

 

Her most memorable moment was winning the World Tenpin Masters by defeating the then World Bowler Of  The Year, Tore Torgerson! 

 

 

In May 2008, Shalin became Malaysia’s first Probowler. This had always been a dream to her. Her next step would be to win a PBA title…ultimately achieving her dreams.

 

In the mean time, this determined and talented bowler hopes to qualify for the next PBA Tour which will start in August. Speaking to her recently, she conceded she was honored and proud to be the country’s first Probowler. She now has to go one step further…and that is to prove she belongs in the group of  top bowlers in the world.

 

Shalin was humble enough to admit that there’s still a lot of work she has to do to prepare herself to compete at the highest level of bowling. Watching the pros has opened her eyes to the stuff she needs to improve on.

 

On what tips she would offer to aspiring bowlers, Shalin has this to say:

 

Have more variations on your release and ball speed.

Don’t miss spares.

Listen to your Coach.

Never stop learning.

Must acquire more knowledge by doing your own research.

 

But the most important advice Shalin and hubby Azidi Ameran (former National Elite Squad member) are giving would be to ‘put country above yourself’.

 

You can find out more info on Shalin Zulkifli here: http://web.mac.com/shalinzulkifli/iWeb/Site/Welcome.html 

 

Till the next post,

 

Happy bowling

 

Jonathan

  

 

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