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S’poreans agree bowling is tougher than silat

Posted on 15 June 2013

This after bowling chief Jessie Phua indirectly implied male silat champion accomplished nothing noteworthy.

Jessie Phua, head of bowling, a sport played by real athletes in air con environment. Walking around. Rolling a ball. Down the longkang.

Jessie Phua, head of bowling — a sport played by real athletes. In air con environment. Walking around. Rolling a ball. Down the longkang. [Pic stolen from Yahoo!]

Singaporeans from all walks of life and socio-political caste have all collectively agreed that bowling is a tougher sport than silat.

This after bowling chief Jessie Phua, who is also the chairwoman of the Singapore Sports Awards, indirectly implied that being the male silat champion of 2012 is accomplishing nothing noteworthy in sports.

Phua is part of the committee that deemed that no male athlete had achieved anything of note in 2012, hence, the omission of the Sportsman of the Year accolade from this year’s awards.

Even though silat world champion Muhd Shakir Juanda, who was one of four nominated for the honour, had beaten the shit out of SEA Games champion Le Si Kien of Vietnam last year.

Explaining to the media the decision not to award a Sportsman of the Year, Phua reportedly said the committee had to “consider the quality of the competition” faced by the athletes.

This only caused Singaporeans to applaud and agree that bowling, which Jessie Phua is in charge of, is a real sport played by real athletes.

Sng Goh Li, a Singaporean who likes to watch people exercise, said: “Yeah, I’m sure bowling is a real sport. The air con, comfy shoes, sweatless environment, walking around, rolling a ball. That must be tougher than silat.”

This sentiment was voiced by other Singaporeans

Long Tio Gou, a sports buff, said: “Yah bowling is real manly. The last time bowler Remy Ong ran over a dog, he fled the scene and owned up after he left his car license plate behind.”

Muhd Shakir Juanda, world silat champion. Yup, beating the shit out of an opponent is child's play. Unlike bowling.

Muhd Shakir Juanda, world silat champion. Yup, beating the shit out of an opponent is child’s play. Unlike bowling.

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  • Stallion

    Nice article!

  • siti .

    yeah~ other bowlers scoring strikes could hella ‘collaterally’ physically injured our bowler & for that, hats off for the mighty guts & spirits! Kudos

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  • openplains

    yeah, we heard of super bowl but not super silat right…. (sarcasm intended :P)