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Bong Coo

Bong Coo
AKA Olivia Garcia Coo

  • 1st Filipina Bowler to establish the first commercial synthetic bowling lanes in the Philippines (1995)
  • 1st Filipina Bowler enshrined in the World Bowling Writers International Bowling Hall of Fame (1993)
  • 1st Filipina Bowler to pioneer in the Pro Shop business (Bong Coo Sports, 1991)
  • 1st Filipina Bowler who became the first Philippine member of the International Bowling Pro Shops and Instructors Association (1991)
  • 1st Filipina athlete listed in the Guinness Book of World Records (1979)
  • 1st Filipina Bowler to win a Gold Medal in Women All Event of the IX World Championships (1979)

"Asia's Bowling Queen"
"Asia's Most Durable Bowler"

June 3, 1948

Manila, Philippines

HUSBAND: Eduardo F. Coo
CHILDREN: Edward James and Edilbert Joseph


Bong Coo – The Bowler
COO, Olivia "Bong" G. Personal Information
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