Birmingham | The Indian women’s fours team of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Tirkey scripted history by winning the gold medal in lawn bowls at the Commonwealth Games 2022, here on Tuesday.
The Indian team beat South Africa 17-10 in the final to win gold at Victoria Park in Royal Leamington Spa.
On the other hand, it was South Africa’s second-consecutive silver medal in the women’s fours at the CWG.
Earlier in the day, the India versus New Zealand rivalry, which began in the women’s fours semifinal, added three more chapters at Birmingham 2022.
The trio of Pinki, Rupa Tirkey and Tania Choudhary beat New Zealand 15-11 in their first sectional match of the women’s triples. However, the Kiwis got back in the women’s pairs as the duo of Lovely Choubey and Nayanmoni Saikia lost 18-9 in their first sectional match.
Mridul Borgohain also began his men’s singles campaign with a 21-8 loss to New Zealand’s Shannon Mcllroy in section D. The women’s triples team will be in action against England later tonight while the men’s fours team will play their first match in lawn bowls at CWG 2022.