Shoumick Datta of India won Bronze medal finishing 3rd in the Masters Round of the 18th Asian Schools Tenpin Bowling Championships which concluded in Kuching, Malaysia. In a high scoring Match 1 of Step ladder Round, Shoumick lost to Tun Hakim of Malaysia by 42 pins( 237 - 279). Tun Hakim won the Gold defeating Top Seed Alex Yu ( 470- 386) to bag the Gold.
In the Masters Round where Top 16 players ,Played 15 matches and 1 position round game, the 18 year old from Bangalore scored 3542 pins and an impressive average of 221 in 16 games.He earned himself 90 Bonus pins for his 9 wins in Masters Round. His Grand total of 3632 pins helped him finish overall 3rd and qualify for Step Ladder Finals.
Shoumick , a student of Bishop Cotton Boys School had earlier finished 5th in All Events and missed winning his 2nd medal.His Teammates, Kishan R and Misam Rizvi finished 30th and 48th respectively. 63 bowlers, aged under 18 , from.10 Asian Countries participated in this weeklong Championships .
On September 23, 2017 Indian Men's Doubles Team made India proud by winning a Bronze medal of 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games at Ashgabat. Fifth seed Dhruv Sharda & Shabbir Dhankot lost to the champions, second-seed Cho Young Seon and Kim Kyung Min 458-365 in the semi-final match and had to settle for a bronze medal.
This is 3rd International Medal in last three years for Indian team and if the same form continues then Indian team would be a medal hope in Asian Games 2018.