Shayna Ng, a professional ten-pin bowler, set a new world record on Sunday at the Women's 2011 Bowling World Championships in Hong Kong, throwing down a six-game total of 1,601.
The 21 year-old, from Singapore, bettered the previous total, 1,496, with astute ease however the championships enigmatic scoring system meant that she didn't end up winning the competition.
Speaking to Singaporean journalist, Ms Ng said: "I am disappointed especially after bowling so well to set the world record."
"My pins just couldn't carry in the semi-final despite my putting all the shots in the pocket. Despite getting the spares, they weren't enough to beat Jacqueline Sijore whose carry was so much better."
Ng was the only Singaporean to reach the medal rounds, with others bowing out in earlier rounds.
Head coach William Woo remained upbeat ahead of the doubles, which start today.
"Everyone bowled well, especially Shayna with her world record. It's unfortunate we couldn't cap off the day with gold but the girls are well-motivated for the upcoming events."