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EYC 2024 Day 4 | Girls Doubles | Gold for England

England's Bowling National Team at the European Yourth Championships 2024
Picture Credit: Team England Bowling

On Thursday morning, the Girls Doubles event took off at the Tali Bowling Center in the Finland's capital Helsinki.

Four teams of two advanced to the semi-finals after the first six qualification games.

Emilie Marie Aas & Madelen Thorsrudhagen Danielsen of Norway sat atop of Girls Doubles qualification with a score of 2690 (224,2 avg.).

Zuzana Kvasničková & Ema Iwazawa of Czech Republic (2655 pinfall), Sofie Kærgaard Nielsen & Karen Kærgaard Nielsen (2585 pinfall) of Denmark, and Abbie Rhodes & Jessica Sillis (2471 pinfall) of England joined them in a race for gold medals.

Although Norway's Emilie Marie Aas & Madelen Thorsrudhagen Danielsen were the best duo in the qualification round, performance of Abbie Rhodes & Jessica Sillis of England was more consistant in the semis. England overcame Norway 417-381.

In the other semi-final,Czech Republic's duet Zuzana Kvasničková & Ema Iwazawa defeated Denmark's Sofie Kærgaard Nielsen & Karen Kærgaard Nielsen in a close game fight with a final result of 404-401.

In the final game, England's athletes showcased stellar performance, seizing the title with a big 489-407 victory and proved to be the best this year in the Girls Doubles event.

Sixteen best performers will advance to the next round of the All-Event category after 18 qualification games. Here are the top 8 performers after the first twelve games in the Girls All-Event.


Full standings can be found here.

All championship activities will be held from the 25th of March to the 1st of April 2024. A total of 28 European bowling federations and 168 youth athletes participate in the event.

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