India won their first ever gold medal in Lawn Bowls, as they beat South Africa 17-10 in the final of the Women’s Fours event in the 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games on Tuesday.
The Indian quartet of Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (skip) created history after a thrilling battle against their opponents.
Assam girl Nayanmoni Saikia etched her name in gold with India’s victory in the final of lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games 2022 (CWG) in Birmingham on Tuesday.
India had opened up a healthy lead of 5 points after 14 ends played with South Africa needing a miracle to get a hold in the match.
In the end India ran out winners with a margin of 17-10 to win the gold medal, adding to the nation’s tally.
In a historic moment, this became the first time an Indian team won in lawn bowls in any international event.
With this, India’s medal tally at the sporting event has gone up to 10 with four gold, three silver and three bronze medals so far.
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