World Championships: Siti Safiyah eager to impress in Dubai

Malaysia’s bowling athlete Siti Safiyah Amirah Abdul Rahman is determined to end the year with a bang, gifting the country a medal in the Dubai World Bowling Championships, to be held early December.

The 25 year-old is currently on a high after ending her drought by winning the 27th Kuala Lumpur International Open on Saturday, beating fellow teammate and defending champion Syaidatul Afifah Badrul Hamidi in the process.

Her victory means that Siti is all roared to go before 2015 ends, by obtaining a podium finish in Dubai.

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“I regained my confidence after my triumph, and I hope I will be able to maintain my good run in the next competition,” said the 2005 Malaysian Open champion, as quoted by Utusan.

According to her, the two month gap before the world championships is crucial, as she is still working on her weaknesses, especially in her swing.

“These two months stint ahead will benefit me during the training sessions. I’m also targeting the top three spot in the Indonesia Open which will be held next month.”

Siti’s Kuala Lumpur win is her first in three attempts, making it an even sweeter victory.


Nothing beats an athlete down other than their low self assurance and Siti was going through the same rough patch. Fortunately, by winning the KL Open title, Siti has surely regained back her self confidence. She should be able to capture her lost form, and just in time for the World Championships. With two months of preparations on her side, she is more than capable of springing a surprise in Dubai and bringing back a medal.

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