CWG 2O22: India bags historic gold in women’s Lawn Bowls event

It is Indian contingent's fourth gold and first outside the weightlifting arena in the ongoing Commonwealth Games at Birmingham

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The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey beat South Africa 17-10 in the women's fours final

The India Lawn Bowls team bagged a historic gold medal at the Commonwealth Games on Tuesday, a day after getting the country hooked onto 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.

Fourth gold

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

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The Indian team led 8-2 at one stage but the South African team of 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.

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