Or Aviram wins first-ever Bowling World Cup for Israel

A record 16 players bowled perfect games at 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Bowling history in Israel was made at the 49th QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup in Krasnoyarsk, Russia recently as Or Aviram defeated the first two seeds to take home the trophy.

Aviram, who was seeded third and who had a career-high finish of second going into the competition, showed great technique throughout the tournament.

There were a record 16 perfect games bowled during the contest – Aviram secured two of those milestones.

The Rehovot-born Elad Systems’ employee beat South Africa’s Guy Caminsky in the final round.

“Unlike more physical sports, players peak in their 30s and can stay at the top until after 50. So I should have many good years ahead of me,” Aviram told The JC.com. “Bowling is about technique and skill, but the most important thing in the big tournaments is mental strength under pressure and that gets easier as you get older.”

Aviram also coaches the Israel women’s bowling team.

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