Aussie Belmonte named Bowler of the Decade

Australian tenpin bowler Jason Belmonte has been named as the Male Bowler of the Decade for the 2010s.

Australian tenpin bowler Jason Belmonte has been named by Bowlers Journal International as the Male Bowler of the Decade for the 2010s.

Two-hand sensation Belmonte won 11 major championships, including four Masters titles, claiming 21 of his 22 career trophies during the last 10 years.

In 2019, the 36-year-old was named as the Professional Bowlers Association's Player of the Year for the fifth time, in a decade which also saw him win four Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards.

Belmonte, who hails from Orange in NSW, became the youngest PBA bowler to reach 10 major titles when he won his third Tournament of Champions trophy in Ohio in February 2019, before winning his 11th major at the World Championships in March.

Known as 'Belmo', he has also been credited with establishing the two-handed delivery as a dominant technique that has been adopted by bowlers across the globe.


AAP