CWG 2022: Meet the Women Who Won India’s Historic Lawn Gold Balls | Commonwealth Games 2022 News

CWG 2022: Meet the Women Who Won India’s Historic Lawn Gold Balls |  Commonwealth Games 2022 News
A physical education teacher, a forest officer, a police woman and a district sports officer created history for India in a sport that never made such news in the country before August 2, 2022. lawn bowls, Four women from different backgrounds from different parts of India won the historic gold medal Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and became the toast of the nation.
Pinky, Nayanmoni Saikia, Lovely Choubey and Roopa Rani Tirkey formed a quartet of Indian women’s fours to beat South Africa 17-10 in the final amid historic scenes at Victoria Park bowling.
Here is a brief rundown of the four athletes who have become the story of the Birmingham Games for India:
Name: Pinky
Age: 42 Years
Event: Triples, Force
Hometown: Delhi
Currently working as a physical education teacher at RK Puram, Delhi Public School in the national capital, Pinky has been playing the sport since 2007 and this was her fourth appearance at the Commonwealth Games, her best performance before Sunday- 2010 Place finished. Diploma holder from Sports Authority of India, Patiala, Pinky is also a multiple time Asian Championship gold medalist.

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Name: Nayanmoni Saikia
Age: 33 Years
Hometown: Golaghat, Assam
Event: Pairs and Fours
The daughter of a farmer, Nayanmoni began her sporting career as a lifter in 2008, but her stint with the sport was cut short due to a foot injury that affected her performance. Working for the Assam Forest Department since 2011, he has two gold medals in lawn bowls from the Asian Championships.
Name : Lovely Choubey
Event: Pairs and Fours
Age: 42
Hometown: Ranchi, Jharkhand
A constable of Jharkhand Police Department. Lovely is participating in her third Commonwealth Games since she stepped onto the field at the RK Anand Bowling Green in Ranchi. Coached by Madhukant Pathak, she is an Asian Championship silver medalist in the sport.


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Name: Roopa Rani Tirkey
Event: Triples, Force
Age: 34
Hometown: Ranchi, Jharkhand
Undoubtedly the most influential of the women’s fours team, Roopa has been the guiding force behind the team’s performance as was shown during the event in Birmingham. As a skip, she was the last to bowl and is very vocal about instructing her teammates from afar before their turn. From 2020, she is working as District Sports Officer for Jharkhand Sports Department. In 2020 he was selected for the World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Australia. It was his fourth appearance at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.