Denmark come from behind to win trios gold in Women's European Championships

    06/12/08

    2008 WEC

    Odense Bowling Center in Odense, Denmark (June 6-15, 2008)

    2008WECTriosGoldKjeldsenHolmGales.jpg No. 4 seeded Rikke Holm Rasmussen, Kamilla Kjeldsen and Anne Gales from the host country of Denmark won the gold medal in trios at the 2nd Women's European Championships in Odense. In a low-scoring affair like the doubles finals two days ago, the Danes defeated No. 3 seed. Nadege Maitre, Marylin Planchard and Isabelle Saldjian from France, 544-503, to secure the title. The French earned the silver medal. The top seeded trios, Netherlands and Germany, were eliminated in the semi-finals and tied for the bronze medal.


    2008 Women's European Championships - Trios event


    Championship Round:
    1. Denmark (Rikke Holm Rasmussen, Kamilla Kjeldsen, Anne Gales), 1193 (2 games)
    2. France (Nadege Maitre, Marylin Planchard, Isabelle Saldjian), 1133 (2 games)
    3. Netherlands (Marieke de Jong, Lisanne Breeschoten, Ghislaine van der Tol), 609 (1 game)
    (tie) Germany (Tina Hulsch, Patricia Schwarz, Birgit Pöppler), 619 (1 game)

    Playoff Results:
    Semi-final Match 1:
    #4 Denmark - Rikke Holm Rasmussen (235), Anne Gales (224), Kamilla Kjeldsen (190), def.
    #1 Netherlands - Marieke de Jong (202), Lisanne Breeschoten (206), Ghislaine van der Tol (201), 649-609

    Semi-final Match 2:
    #3 France - Nadege Maitre (214), Marylin Planchard (192), Isabelle Saldjian (224) def.
    #2 Germany - Birgit Pöppler (210), Tina Hulsch (203), Patricia Schwarz (206), 630-619

    Championship Match:
    #4 Denmark - Rikke Holm Rasmussen (149), Anne Gales (188), Kamilla Kjeldsen (207) def.
    #3 France - Nadege Maitre (121), Marylin Planchard (179), Isabelle Saldjian (203), 544-503


    Photos courtesy of Eric Hayton (www.itenpin.co.uk).


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