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The 11th Frame: Canada’s Francois Lavoie, Dan MacLelland down Venezuela’s Massimiliano Fridegotto and Ildemaro Ruiz for men’s doubles gold at 2017 World Games

JEFF RICHGELS | Posted: Monday, July 24, 2017 11:00 pm

Francois Lavoie and Dan MacLelland of Canada, center, won the gold, Massimiliano Fridegotto and Ildemaro Ruiz of Venezuela, left, the silver, and Siu Hong Wu and Michael Mak of Hong Kong, right, the bronze in men's doubles on Monday at the 2017 World Games. Photo by United States Bowling Congress.
It’s hard to overstate how far Francois Lavoie has come over the past year. A year ago, only hardcore bowling fans knew of the former Wichita State University star who was a rookie on the PBA Tour.   Now, he’s a household name for even casual bowling fans, an ESPY nominee, an international champion, and a 3-time PBA Tour champion, including the U.S. Open, where he fired the first perfect game ever in the TV finals of the U.S. Open. The Canadian right-hander added another...

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