Australia’s least well-known international sporting star makes history
Jason Belmonte is probably Australia’s least well-known international sporting star.
But in the tenpin bowling world, he’s the equivalent to golf’s Tiger Woods.
Famous for his controversial two-handed bowling style, Jason has made tenpin bowling history after winning the Professional Bowlers Association World Championship in Detroit, Michigan.
This latest win makes it a record 11th PBA major title for the world number one.
Jason tells Chris Smith “I still haven’t come down from the high, to be honest”.
As Jason claimed the record-breaking win in the US his children watched on from their school in Australia.
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Jason explains to Chris his two-handed ‘shovel’ style is thanks to his very early introduction to tenpin bowling.
“Because I started at such a young age the bowling ball was too heavy for me to use the traditional style.
“So I developed this kind of rugby-pass type style just out of necessity to carry the ball.”
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