Shalin Zulkifli

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Shalin Zulkifli
Medal record
Women's ten-pin bowling
Competitor for  Malaysia
Asian Games
Gold 2002 Busan Masters
Gold 2006 Doha Team of Five
Silver 2006 Doha Trios
Silver 2010 Guangzhou Team of Five
Silver 2014 Incheon Doubles
Bronze 2002 Busan Trios

Shalin Zulkifli (born 28 March 1978 in Islington, London, England) is a Malaysian professional ten pin bowler and former Asian Number 1. She has played and won various national and international tournaments, and has at various points in her career ranked Number 1 of the professional ten pin bowlers in Malaysia and Asia. Bowling in the USA, she was a quarterfinalist at the 2008 US Women's Open, and currently competes in the 2008-09 PBA Women's Series.

Shalin was born in North Islington and spent her childhood in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She began bowling at the age of 9 and joined the national bowling team in the late 1980s.[1] In 1991 she was named Selangor’s Most Promising Sportsgirl of the Year, and in 1994 became the youngest player and first Malaysian to win the Ladies Open of the Kent Malaysian All-Stars.

Shalin holds a degree in Sports Science that specialises in Sports Psychology and Coaching. She currently owns and runs a Tenpin Bowling Alley at The Curve, a shopping mall located in Mutiara Damansara.


  • Malaysian Sportswoman Award (1997, 1996, 1994, 2001 & 2002)
  • Malaysian National Champion (1996, 2001, 2002 & 2003)
  • Malaysian Olympian Award (1994 & 1999)
  • Asian Number 1 Rank (2000, 2001, 2002 & 2004)
  • International Bowler of the Year (2002)
  • International Bowling Hall of Fame Inductee (2004)
  • Kent Malaysian All-Stars - Ladies Open Champion


  • 2nd World Tenpin Team Cup (Calgary, Canada) - Bronze Medal Champion & Voted MVP
  • AMF World Cup (Northern Ireland) - 2nd Position


  • AMF World Cup (Kobe, Japan) - Record for qualifying for 3 consecutive step ladder final; overall 3rd Position


  • Asian Youth (Spore)
    • Doubles Gold Medal Champion
    • Team Gold Medal Champion
  • South East Asian Games (Brunei)
    • Doubles Gold Medal Champion
    • Trios Gold Medal Champion
    • Team Gold Medal Champion
    • All-Events Gold Medal Champion
    • Masters Gold Medal Champion
    • Singles Bronze Medal Champion


  • World Tenpin Masters (Essex, England) - Became the first female champion of this event, defeating Finland's Tore Torgersen in the finals
  • South East Asian Games (Malaysia)
    • Singles Gold Medal Champion
    • All-Events Gold Medal Champion
    • Trios Gold Medal Champion
    • Team Gold Medal Champion
    • Set 8 Sea Games Records
  • Kota Kinabalu Open - Singles Champion


  • Thailand International Open - Women's Open Masters Champion
  • Philippines International Open - Women Champion


  • World Tenpin Team Cup - Women's Team Champion
  • World Tenpin Bowling Championship - Ladies Team of Five Gold Medal Champion
  • Santa Claus Open - 2nd Position
  • Asian Bowling Tour Grand Slam - Women Champion
  • Asian Bowling Tour Malaysia (Philippines Leg) - Women Champion
  • World Tenpin - Team Cup Gold Medalist


  • Bahrain Open - Ladies Open Champion
  • Sinai Open - Women Champion
  • ABF Tour (Thailand Leg) - Women Champion
  • Malaysian International Open - Women Champion


  • 2nd Commonwealth Bowling Championship (Cyprus)
    • Masters Gold Medal Champion
    • Mix Doubles Gold Medal Champion
    • Team Gold Medal Champion
    • Singles Bronze Medal Champion
  • Malaysian National Championship - Ladies Open Champion (4th consecutive win & 5th in career)


  1. ^ Yusoff, Ruslina (28 March 2007), "Mutiara Damansara: What bowls her over", The New Straits Times 

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