“Ladies Have Bowled India Over”: Twitter Hails Historic Lawn Bowls Gold In CWG 2022 | Commonwealth Games News

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The Indian women’s fours team of lawn bowls made history on Tuesday by bagging a gold medal in the Commonwealth Games 2022, being played in Birmingham. It came as an unprecedented feat as this was the first time India secured a medal in the lawn bowls event. Team India that comprised of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey defeated South Africa 17-10 in the summit clash. Earlier, they had defeated New Zealand in a thrilling semi-final match.

Talking about the women’s fours final, India had a decent start to the match. They gained the first point after one end of throws but South Africa took the lead soon after and made it 2-1. India then equalised and put up a dominating show to not only lead in the match but also extend the advantage to 8-2 in their favour after seven ends of throws.

After this, South Africa bounced back and levelled the scores at 8-8 after 10 ends of throws. They even went on to take a two-point lead after the following end. The Indian players didn’t lose heart and first equalised by 12 ends of throws. They then gained the lead by being 12-10 ahead after 13 ends of throws. In the rest two ends too, they were India who dominated and gained another 5 points to finish the match 17-10 in their favour.

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Wishes started pouring in for the Indian quartret of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey after its CWG gold medal win.

Have a look at how Twitter reacted to the historic feat:

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