We’re going for gold, says Lawn Balls team manager as India medals after women’s four

“We have won a medal after 12 years of hard work. On many occasions, we missed a medal by a bowl in the quarter-finals or semi-finals. But this year we proved it and we are on the podium, but we would like to win gold. To change that and we will try our level best to create history upon history,” Anju Luthra said on Monday.

Years of sweat and hard work and many disappointments culminated in a historic moment for Indian Lawn Bowl players at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday, with women’s fours clinching a stunning 16-13 win against New Zealand to give the country their first medal in the game. assured to deliver. In Victoria Park at the Royal Leamington Spa.

The Indian outposts of Lovely Dubey, Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia and Roopa Rani Tirkey beat Norfolk Island 17-9 in the quarter-finals to enter the semi-finals and sealed their place in the final with a scintillating effort in the 15th and final ends.

High-seeded New Zealand took an early lead with India at the end of the 13th end and the Kiwis took a narrow one-shot lead from 13-12. But the Indians bowled last to collect four points to make the final.

Anju Luthra said after the historic semi-final win, “I had full faith in the last ball, I said ‘You can, you can’ and Roopa (Rani Tirkey) proved it and we went on to win four points.” Live.”

He said the recent history of Indians in international competitions, especially the Commonwealth Games, is full of disappointments due to less defeats in the knockout stages.

By beating New Zealand in the semi-finals at Birmingham, the players proved that they took the game late, they belonged to the game and deserved their place in the final.

Anju said that winning the semi-finals was very important for the players as with this medal comes the attention of the game and also the administrators of the game after many small lapses in the Commonwealth Games.

“It is important to get medals because when we (India) go back the federation always says ‘what have you done?’, so we want to prove that we are no less than any other sport,” he said. The game and the players will get the attention they deserve.

One just hopes that the Indian women’s fours continues with her stellar performance against South Africa in the final and has dreamed of winning a gold medal since she started playing the game in 2009.

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