Bowling World Cup champ Tabora eyes another title conquest
Krizziah Tabora is looking to add another feather to her cap a week from now in the World Bowling Championship set on Nov. 24 in Las Vegas.
Fresh from giving the country its eighth Bowling World Cup crown, Pinay kegler Krizziah Tabora sets her sights on another title quest in Las Vegas a week from now.
Tabora arrived in the country late Tuesday night after her triumph in the women's division of the QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup held in Hermosillo, Mexico over the weekend.
After a few days of rest, Tabora and the Philippine Team will compete in the World Bowling Championship set on Nov. 24 with hopes of adding another title for the country.
Loud cheers and applause greeted the 26-year-old Tabora inside the arrival lobby of NAIA Terminal 3.
A third seed after the qualifying games, Tabora bested Malaysian Siti Safiyah in an all-Asia final, 236-191, to deliver the country’s eighth World Cup title.
With her feat, she joined the elite club of Pinoy world champions Paeng Nepomuceno, Bong Coo, Lita dela Rosa and CJ Suarez.
Among those who welcomed Tabora were national team coach Nepomuceno, Coo, at Engelberto "Biboy" Rivera, who helped prep up Tabora and men's division bet Jomar Jumapao.
Nepomuceno said that Tabora’s win served as a much-needed morale booster for the Philippine bowling team and could help revive the interest to the sport.
Tabora is the first Pinay to win the women's world bowling cup since Coo’s conquest in 1979. The PHI last won the title in 2003 courtesy of Suarez.
The women's national bowling team bagged bronze in the Kuala Lumpur Southeast Asian Games last August and a silver in the Asian Indoor Games recently.