Bowling Demonstration at the Olympics

Tenpin bowling was an official demonstration sport at the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul. It was also very close to being part of the Olympics in 1936, when an international tournament was held in Berlin, Germany around the same time as the Olympics.

1988 Results

A total of 20 nations competed in the tenpin bowling exhibition, which was held on September 18 at Seoul’s Royal Bowling Center.

Men's tournament

  1. Kwon Jong Yul, South Korea (KOR)
  2. Jack Wong Loke Chin, Singapore (SIN)
  3. Tapani Peltola, Finland (FIN)

Women's tournament

  1. Arianne Cerdena, Philippines (PHI)
  2. Atsuko Asai, Japan (JPN)
  3. Annikki Maattola, Finland (FIN)



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