Marshall Kent – Always Improving
When it comes to looking at bowling as a sport, not many people think of it that way. On the other hand, Kent said “It is competitive, mentally, and physically exhausting. Long days on the lanes take a toll on the body. For non-bowlers that think otherwise, I challenge them to do what we do at the professional level.” In any sports there will always be ups and down on a professional athlete’s career, so how does Marshall overcome those days? “Going to the gym is my outlet after a bad day of bowling. It helps get rid of the frustration, then I can think clearly about how to improve afterwards.” He said. Outside bowling, he added that he loves the outdoors. I go fishing, hunting, hiking, and snowboarding when he is off the lanes.
Should Bowling be in the Olympic Games? We asked him. “Absolutely.” He said. “It is the biggest participation sport in the world, and it is just as competitive as any other sport out there. I firmly believe bowling belongs in the Olympics.” He added. He also said, “I’m not sure why it is not an Olympic sport yet, but hopefully one day it will be. It might not happen for my generation, but I want it to be there at some point in my lifetime.”
Marshall also believes that Bowling will at some point join the Olympics, because bowling belongs in the Olympics just as much as any other sport out there. “I support any effort to try to make bowling an Olympic sport.” He added. Thank you Marshall Kent!
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Olympic Bowling Official – The Movement.