Commonwealth Games 2022: Scotland’s Rosemary Lenton received a gold medal in Lawn Bowls on the age of 72.
Rosemary Lenton of Scotland. Courtesy: Commonweath Games Website
HIGHLIGHTSRosemary Lenton partnered with Pauline WilsonLenton and Wilson defeated Cheryl Lindfield and Serena BonnellRosemary Lenton helped Scotland win their 4th gold in CWG 2022
Scotland’s Rosemary Lenton, on Wednesday, August 3, received the gold medal on the age of 72 within the Para Women’s Pairs occasion within the Lawn Bowls within the Commonwealth Games 2022. She, alongside together with her bowling associate Pauline Wilson, defeated the Australian duo of Cheryl Lindfield and Serena Bonnell 17-5.
Lenton from Dumfries is amongst the oldest opponents within the ongoing mega occasion. Moreover, having received the gold in her maiden look at CWG, Lenton was on cloud 9. She additionally helped Scotland win their fourth gold medal within the present championship.
“Absolutely fantastic. I’m dreaming. We both played excellently,” Lenton was quoted as saying.
“We always knew we could do it. In the round-robin we didn’t always produce it, but when it really mattered we did, and that’s the important thing,” she acknowledged.
Almost 20 years in the past, Lenton sustained an harm that left her in a wheelchair for so long as 20 years. Thereafter, she took half in 9 editions of the World Championships within the sport of Wheelchair Curling.
After struggling the harm, Lenton virtually threw within the towel so far as collaborating within the CWG is worried. She additionally admitted that the CWG is equal to an Olympics occasion for them.
“It’s the first time that women’s para-bowls has been included. I thought I would never get to a Commonwealth Games and, if I did, it would be as a spectator. This is effectively our Olympics because we cannot get any higher,” Lenton added.
Lenton plies her commerce at Crichton Royal BC, her native bowling membership in Dumfries.
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