Bowling: based at CREPS in Toulouse, the French junior team wins the first world medal in its history
It’s a feat that the French junior team had never achieved: Emma Friant (19) and Manon Grandsire (20), who both train at the Pôle France de bowling in Toulouse, were crowned vice-world champions U21 category.
Off the tracks, it’s a feat that has (almost!) gone unnoticed. In the middle, the performance had a lingering echo. With strikes and as a team, the French Emma Friant (19) and Manon Grandsire (20) were crowned vice-world U21 bowling champions in doubles this week, in Helsingborg (Sweden).
“It’s historic, it’s the first world medal for a French junior bowling team”, react their coaches Patrice Serradeil and Guy Seillan, after the competition which took place from June 19 to 30.
Emma and Manon, who train within the Pôle France, based at Creps in Toulouse, had to face 42 other teams in two elimination phases. Relying on solid bowling and games peaking at more than 209 on average, the French women managed to earn their place for a final against Singapore. The step was too high, but the French women turned a historic page in their sport by winning this silver medal.