JACQUELINE Jenelee Sijore and Dayang Khairuniza Dhiyana ended up with the girls' doubles bronze at the World Youth Championships yesterday, bowing out to South Korea's Kim Seon Jeong-Hwang Yeon Ju in the semi-finals in Bangkok.
Jacqueline, the reigning world singles champion, however, is on course to win the all-events with six games left to play.
The 20-year-old leads with 2,567, two pins ahead of second-placed Yeon Ju followed by Colombia's Juliana Franco on 2,541.
With Jacqueline holding a narrow lead, she cannot afford to slip up in the two-day team event, which starts today.
'Hornbill twins' Jacqueline-Dayang and Seon Jeong-Yeon Ju were involved in a tough battle in the doubles semi-final but the Korean pair surged ahead with five consecutive strikes to earn a 425-411 win.
A frustrated and tearful Jacqueline said it was a case of so near yet so far.
"Hopefully, I have better luck in the team and all-events competitions," she said.
Seon Jeong-Yeon Ju thrashed Japan's Misaki Mukotani-Hikaru Takekawa 506-420 for the gold while Singapore's New Hui Fen-Bernice Lim were the other bronze medallists.
Korea bagged their second title of the day after Km Yeon Sang-Hwang Dong Jun defeated the United States' Andrew Koff-Marshall Kent 480-402 in the boys' doubles final.
England's Christopher Lam-Elliot Crosby and Sweden's Kim Bolleby-Magnus Johnson Jnr were the bronze medallists.
Malaysia's Johnathan Chan-Chong Jun Foo (2,404) and Aris Ardilla Santosoh-Syimir Abdul Razak (2,370) finished 23rd and 32nd respectively. By Ajitpal Singh