India bags historic gold in women's four lawn bowl event

PTI | | Updated on: Aug 02, 2022
India’s players Lovely Choubey, Nayanmoni Saikia and Pinki during the Lawn Bowls Women’s Fours final match against South Africa, at the CWG, in Birmingham, UK

India’s players Lovely Choubey, Nayanmoni Saikia and Pinki during the Lawn Bowls Women’s Fours final match against South Africa, at the CWG, in Birmingham, UK | Photo Credit: R Senthil Kumar

It was India's maiden final appearance in the women's fours format of the competition.

The India lawn bowls team bagged a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, a day after getting the country hooked to the rarely-followed game with their inspiring show.

The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (slip) beat South Africa 17-10 in the women's fours final.

It was India's maiden final appearance in the women's fours format of the competition.

It is Indian contingent's fourth gold and first outside the weightlifting arena.

The Indian team led 8-2 at one stage but the South African team comprising Thabelo Muvhango (lead), Bridget Calitz (second), Esme Kruger (third) and Johanna Snyman (skip) made it 8-8 to spice up the contest. The Indians though kept their nerves to pull away in the last three rounds.

Published on August 02, 2022
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