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Croatian girls win gold at World U-23 Ninepin Bowling Championships

Croatia becomes women’s world nine-pin bowling champions 

The winning Croatian team on the podium (Photo: Hrvatski Kuglački Savez)

The Croatian women’s team has won the U-23 ninepin bowling World Championships which was held in Slovenia, whilst the men claimed bronze. 

In the women’s competition, Klara Sedlar was first to perform, scoring 581 pins. Venesa Bogdanović was second and scored 575, Iva Cindrić was third up and scored 552. 

The fourth player was the excellent Amela Nicol Imširović, a double U-18 world champ who showed her class with 640 to take Croatia to first place ahead of Germany by 70 pins. Valentina Smuđ with 579 and Mirna Bosak with 563 pins assured Croatia won gold with a team score of 3491. 

Germany took silver with 3414 and Hungary was third with 3342.

In the men’s category, current Croatian U-23 champion Borna Bakran was first up and he set the platform with 612 pins. 

Lovro Buzov (564), Ivan Kovačević (580), Mihael Grivičić (656), Matije Tutnjevića (563) and Luka Požega (585) saw Croatia reach a total of 3565 and claim the bronze medal. 

Croatia becomes women’s world nine-pin bowling champions 

Bronze winning Croatian team (Photo: Hrvatski Kuglački Savez)

Germany took gold with 3579, whilst Slovenia won silver with 3577 pins. 

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