By Karen Price | Dec. 01, 2018, 10:48 a.m. (ET)

Andrew Anderson bowls at the 2018 World Bowling Men's Championships in Hong Kong on Nov. 28, 2018 in Hong Kong.

 

Andrew Anderson and Kyle Troup both earned bronze medals in the singles competition at the 2018 World Bowling Men’s Championships in Hong Kong on Saturday.

Anderson lost to Canada’s Dan MacLelland 256-170 in the first semifinal while Troup fell to Malaysia’s Muhammad Rafiq Ismael in a close game, 171-170, in the second semifinal. MacLelland and Ismael moved on to play for the gold medal while both Anderson and Troup were awarded bronze medals, the first world championship medals for each. 

Anderson, 23, and Troup, 27, took the first and second qualifying spots, respectively, heading into the medal round.

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Anderson, from Holly, Michigan, was recently named Professional Bowlers Association Player of the Year. He averaged 234.71 over seven singles games at the tournament and was the first bowler to roll a perfect game this week.

Troup, from Taylorsville, North Carolina, previously was the runner-up at the 2018 QubicaAMF Bowling World Cup while competing for Team USA and was the 2018 USBC Team USA Trials champion. He averaged 219.71 over seven singles games. 

Both Anderson and Troup are competing at the world championships for the first time this year. Held every four years, the World Bowling Men’s Championships includes 309 athletes from 54 countries including singles and team events. The U.S. is the all-time medals leader in the competition.

Karen Price is a reporter from Pittsburgh who has covered Olympic sports for various publications. She is a freelance contributor to TeamUSA.org on behalf of Red Line Editorial, Inc.