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Bowling patron dies of COVID-19

Julius Manicad

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Long-time bowling godfather Alex Lim passed away due to complications brought by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). He was 62.

Bowling great Bong Coo broke the news to Daily Tribune, saying that Lim, the treasurer of the Philippine Bowling Federation (PBF), was admitted in hospital last 16 March after displaying breathing difficulty, fever, coughing and other symptoms of the deadly pulmonary disease.

Lim was said to be showing signs of recovery, but still perished Wednesday morning at the intensive care unit of the St. Luke’s Medical Center in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig.

“After 16 days of battling COVID-19, our treasurer and long-time benefactor Alex Lim passed away,” said Coo, a five-time Asian Games gold medalist and four-time world champion.

“He has been very generous in supporting bowling and other sports as well. He is definitely such a big loss to the sports community.”

Lim has been one of the prime moves in the country’s bowling scene.

He headed Prima Pasta and the Tenpin Bowling Affiliation of Makati, Inc. before being part of the PBF board of trustees. Prior to his death, he was also serving as director of the Asian Bowling Federation and the World Bowling.

“Philippine bowling just lost one of its pillars,” said PBF president Steve Robles, adding that they have been urging Lim to lead the PBF but he opted to help behind the scene.

“Bowling occupies a special place in his heart. He will be missed.”

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