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Name SHALIN Zulkifli
NOC MAS - Malaysia Malaysia Date of Birth 28 MAR 1978
Residence Gender Female
Height 156 cm Weight - kg
Discipline Bowling

Bowling

BiographiesResult
Start Date Start Time Event Results
Score Team Score Rank
02 OCT 2014 08 : 00 Women's Masters 2nd Block 3266 8
01 OCT 2014 13 : 00 Women's Masters 1st Block 1634 6
30 SEP 2014 14 : 20 Women's All Events 4777 16
30 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Team of 5 2nd Block 1191 5793 7
29 SEP 2014 15 : 00 Women's Team of 5 1st Block 566 2830 7
28 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Trios 2nd Block 1231 3661 6
27 SEP 2014 18 : 00 Women's Trios 1st Block 615 1797 7
26 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Doubles Squad A 1229 2518 1
24 SEP 2014 09 : 00 Women's Singles Squad A 1126 21

Competition Highlights

RankEventYearLocationResult
Asian Games
1Team of 52006Doha, QAT6555
1Masters2002Busan, KOR465
1Trios1994Hiroshima, JPN3734
1All Events1994Hiroshima, JPN5016
2Trios2006Doha, QAT3973
3Team of 52010Guangzhou, CHN6295
3Trios2002Busan, KOR3720
4Trios2010Guangzhou, CHN3820
5All Events2006Doha, QAT5178
6Masters2006Doha, QAT
8Doubles2006Doha, QAT2533
13Doubles2010Guangzhou, CHN2432
28All Events2010Guangzhou, CHN4814
33Singles2006Doha, QAT1190
39Singles2010Guangzhou, CHN1124
World Championships
1Team of 52007Monterrey, MEX6323
1Team of 52003Kuala Lumpur, MAS6208
2Doubles1999Abu Dhabi, UAE
2All Events1999Abu Dhabi, UAE
2Trios1995Reno, NV, USA3606
3Team of 52013Henderson, NV, USA
3Singles1999Abu Dhabi, UAE
5Doubles2007Monterrey, MEX2653
5All Events2007Monterrey, MEX5204
6Team of 52009Las Vegas, NV, USA
10Trios2013Henderson, NV, USA
29All Events2013Henderson, NV, USA
32Singles2013Henderson, NV, USA
34Doubles2013Henderson, NV, USA
Asian Championships
1Doubles2008Hong Kong, CHN2699
2Team of 52008Hong Kong, CHN6200
4Trios2012Hong Kong, CHN3700
4Trios2008Hong Kong, CHN3753
6Doubles2012Hong Kong, CHN2428
6Singles2008Hong Kong, CHN1392
7Team of 52012Hong Kong, CHN5831
8All Events2008Hong Kong, CHN5229
13Singles2012Hong Kong, CHN1230
21All Events2012Hong Kong, CHN4798

Detailed Information

Biography
Nickname The Iron Lady, Queen of Bowling (thestar.com.my, 05 Mar 2011; malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013)
Hobbies Cooking, watching sport, badminton and watching television shows and films. (Facebook page, 06 May 2014)
Occupation Administrator, Athlete, Business Owner, Coach
Higher education Coaching, Science, Sports Psychology - University of Malaya, Malaysia
Spouse & Children Husband Azidi Ameran and daughter Aleya.
Languages Spoken English, Malay
Club Selangor, Malaysia
Coach Holloway Cheah (MAS) (nst.com.ny, 19 Feb 2014)
Plays Right (pba.com, 01 Jan 2010)
Sporting / famous Relatives Her husband Azidi Ameran has also represented Malaysia in tenpin bowling. (thestar.com.my, 02 Dec 2010; Facebook page, 06 May 2014)
International debut 1991 for Malaysia (nst.com.my, 09 Apr 2014)
Additional Information Start of sporting career
She began bowling at age nine in Malaysia.
(malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013)

Reason for taking up this sport
She went to the bowling alley with her parents. (malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013)

Ambitions
To win a gold medal at the 2014 Asian Games in Incheon, Korea. (nst.com.my, 12 Sep 2014)

Most memorable sporting achievement
Winning the World Tenpin Masters in 2001 against Norwegian Tore Torgersen. (abc2bowling.info, 29 May 2009)

Hero
United States tenpin bowlers Marshall Holman and Parker Bohn III. (AMF Bowling World Cup, 30 Aug 2006)

Most influential person in career
Her parents. (Malaysian Tenpin Congress, 06 May 2010)

Sporting philosophy / motto
"Play more, learn more." (Facebook page, 06 May 2014)

"Through sports you learn to be confident, disciplined and tough mentally." (abc2bowling.info, 29 April 2010)

Awards
She carried the Olympic flame in the torch relay prior to the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, China. (pba.com, 01 Jan 2010)

In 2004 she was inducted into the International Bowling Hall of Fame and also the World Bowling Writer's Hall of Fame. (USOC, 05 Dec 2005; malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013)

She was named International Bowler of the Year in 2002. (malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013)

She was voted Asian Bowler of the Year in 2000 and 2001. (abc2bowling.info, 17 Nov 2010)

She has been named Malaysia's Sportswoman of the Year five times, in 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001 and 2002. (pba.com, 01 Jan 2010; shalinzulkifli.mac.com, 17 Nov 2010; malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013)

General
TURNING PRO
In May 2008 she became Malaysia's first professional tenpin bowler. (abc2bowling.info, 17 Nov 2010)

BOWLING ALLEY
She owns a tenpin bowling alley, which she runs with her husband, called Shalin's in Selangor, Malaysia. (malaysiaresume.com, 24 Oct 2013; cyanxkamo.blogspot.com, 05 Apr 2014)

DISAGREEMENT
In February 2006 she quit the Malaysia national team after a disagreement with the Malaysian Tenpin Bowling Congress [MTBC]. She returned to the team in August 2006 saying that her country needed her, but refused to disclose the reasons why she quit originally. (New Straits Times, 10 Sep 2006)

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