Bowling prodigy Hannah Diem just became the youngest person in the United States to bowl a perfect game. She's nine. Nine! How is she even able to hold a bowling ball at that age?
Hannah told Florida's ABC Action News that she knew she was destined for bowling greatness from the tender age of six, when she went to her first bowling party. Unlike the rest of us, who rolled potty shots down the bumper-lined lanes and still sucked (maybe that's just me), Hannah said: "Once I picked up that bowling ball and threw it down the lane, I knew it was my sport."
Hannah's coach James "J.C." Crouch told the Tampa Bay Times, "She's really taken to it." You think?
She was playing at a league night on November 17 when she bowled the 300. Here's ABC's report:
Way to go, Hannah! Look how proud they are of her at Largo's Liberty Lanes!
Hannah's 300 is now officially certified by the United States Bowling Congress, which is a real thing. The previous youngest 300 record holder was Chaz Dennis, who was practically a senior citizen at 10 years, 2 months and 27 days old. Hannah is 9 years, 6 months, and 19 days old.
If you are like me and terrible at bowling, take heart: when Hannah first started, she averaged a 42.
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