Denmark's Thomas Larsen has more than enough experience to confidently perform under pressure, but he also needed a little bit of luck to help him lock up the trios gold medal at the 2014 World Bowling Men's Championships in Abu Dhabi on Thursday.
The 2014 European Bowling Tour point leader rolled a 2 pin on the second shot of his final frame to help his team to a 647-638 win against top-seeded Team USA at Zayed Sports City's Khalifa International Bowling Centre.
Larsen closed the match with five consecutive strikes for a 257 game and was joined by Carsten Hansen (203) and Frederik Ohrgaard (187).
"This is amazing," Larsen said. "It has been really great for our national team to get to this level in just seven years or so. And to be able to step up in the 10th frame and secure it, especially with a little break, was perfect."