Kim Bo-mi (25, NH Nonghyup Card), the daughter of the ‘professional billiards (PBA) champion’, reached the final after 7 games and 8 games, but her first victory had to be delayed. She almost wrote the history of winning the first women’s championship after Kim Byung-ho (50, Hana Card), but Kim Bo-mi had to be satisfied with her first finals.
Kim Bo-mi couldn’t surpass ‘Cambodia Express’ Slong Piabi (33, Blue One Resort) in the women’s final of the ‘Crown Haitai PBA-LPBA Championship’ held at the Bitmaru Broadcasting Center in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do on the 7th. After a close match, the set score was 3 to 4 and came from behind.
This is her first runner-up in her professional debut. Kim Bo-mi, who has been participating since the first year, reached the semifinals only 7 times until the previous competition, but she advanced to the finals for the first time in 8 times. In her first final, she seemed to take her first trophy, but she had to concede to Throng.
Kim Bo-mi’s father, Kim Byeong-ho, also watched her daughter’s game from her stand that day. The situation is completely different from three years ago. In the men’s final of the ‘Welcome Savings Bank Wellbang PBA Championship’ in January 2020, Kim Byeong-ho participated, and Kim Bo-mi watched from the crowd.
At that time, Kim Byung-ho finished with David Martinez (Crown Haetae), a strong Spanish player, and after a full set match, 4-3 (15-7, 8-15, 13-15, 15-8, 15-6, 1-15, 11-7) dramatic Victory was won. In particular, in the 7th set, he was behind 1-7, but in the 4th inning, he scored 10 points in a row, including a fantastic high-level crossing shot, completing a thrilling come-from-behind drama. Kim Bo-mi cried and prayed for her father, who had worked hard to support her, and Kim Byeong-ho responded with her victory.
This time, the father cheered and the daughter tried to live up to it. Kim Bo-mi got off to a fresh start with the first set of the first set, the first pitch reversed, and the difficult front-turned giant slalom. She then overcame her momentum by showing off her watery senses, such as a walk-through and a two-bank shot.
However, Throng’s momentum, which won her three career victories, was terrifying. As the second set continued, the game showed a lull, but Kim Bo-mi took a 7-5 lead until the 9th inning with a 6-cushion giant slalom in the 6th inning. However, in the 14th inning, Throng scored 4 points with a sideways spin following a bank shot, turning the score 9 to 7, and then scored 2 runs with a sideways spin in the 15th inning to turn the game around.
Even in the 3rd set, Kim Bo-mi hit the set point first, but it was regrettable that she chose to turn forward, and Throng did not miss the opportunity. Thorong, who was fully motivated, scored a whopping 7 points in the first set of the 4th set and raised the mood, leading to 3 to 1.
Kim Bo-mi, who was driven to the cliff, struggled from the 5th set. He took a 9-2 lead in 3 innings, and in the set point of the 5th inning, he scored in the kiss luck and made up for it with a set score of 2-3. Even in the 6th set, Kim Bo-mi trailed 0-4, but tied the score at 2 consecutive points with elaborate side turns, and then succeeded in a 6-4 turnaround with a difficult turn. Driven by momentum, won 11-4 and drove the final 7-set match. 스포츠토토
But Throng didn’t give him another chance. He started with a 7th set inferior, but in the 3rd inning, he made a 3-2 comeback with a short spin-off, etc., and in the 5th inning, with a short spin-and-side spin, he ran away to 5-2. In the 8th inning, with an exquisite back-spinning 3-bank shot, he had a 7-to-3, 4-point lead, and predicted victory.
Although Kim Bo-mi finished runner-up, she played on an equal footing with Throng, the top player in the PBA women’s division. Kim Bo-mi, who shed tears after winning the semifinals the day before, congratulated Throng with a bright smile.
After the game, Kim Byeong-ho said, “I thought about it a lot from 3 years ago, but my hands always sweat when I watch my daughter’s game more than me.” Then, she said, “It’s a pity, but Bomi has been only 3rd place so far, but she did so well. She climbed to the finals.”
Throng added meaning by winning the Blue One Resort Championship, the opening match of this season, and the last regular tour. They won four championships in their career and closely followed Gayoung Kim (Hana Card) and Jungsuk Lim (Crown Haetae), who are tied for first place (5 times) in the most wins. Throng and Lee Mi-rae (TS Shampoo, Pura Chicken) are tied for third place (4 times).
In particular, Throng came out of a long tunnel of sluggishness after finishing runner-up in the second game, the Hana Card Championship. In the quarterfinals of this tournament, it was important to win 3-2 after a close match with Kim Ga-young. It raised expectations for the upcoming King of the Kings in March.
After the match, Throng said, “I’m so happy to win after a year.” “I am grateful to Blue One Resort, PBA officials and colleagues,” he said. “It was good that a Cambodian friend came to cheer for me for the first time in 10 years, and I will do my best for my country, so please help me a lot.”