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.
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:
These Lawn Bowls ladies have bowled India over! Historic Gold Congratulations and well done
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14)
It’s a historic first everGold medal for Team India at the 2022
Well done, ladies!
— Kerala Blasters FC (@KeralaBlasters)
1st Ever inat
Women’s Fours team win it’s 1st CWG medal, the by defeating South Africa!!
Congratulations to our team for taking the sport to a new level…
— Lokesh Sharma (@_lokeshsharma)
And the girls have done ittt!! Super gameSo so proud today!!
— Suniel Shetty (@SunielVShetty)
Heartiest congratulations tofor bagging the historic Gold in Lawn Bowls at the Commonwealth games. Many more glorious moments to come for this team.
— Jay Shah (@JayShah)
Lawn Bowls, remember the game!
Kudos to Rupa Rani Tirkey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey and Pinki Singh
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders)
Meet‘s first-ever Commonwealth Games gold medallists in Lawn Bowls
Rupa Rani Tirkey, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey, and Pinki Singh|
— Team India (@WeAreTeamIndia)
A Historic Gold for India inLawn Bowls!
Absolutely ecstatic that our Women’s Fours Team – Lovely Choubey, Pinki , Nayanmoni Saikia & Rupa Rani Tirkey has fetched the nation its first evermedal defeating South Africa 17-10 in the final !
— Anurag Thakur (@ianuragthakur)
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