2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games: Lawn Bowls

  • 20/03/2018
Shannon McIlroy
World champion Shannon McIlroy. Photo credit: Photosport

Lawn bowls has a rich history at the Commonwealth Games, as one of the original sports contested back in 1930, but it was not featured in 1966, due to the lack of sufficient bowling greens available in Jamaica.

Over the years, extra disciplines a have been added, with the men's triples included for the first time at Melbourne 2006 and women's events being introduced from 1982.

England has been the most successful nation at the Commonwealth Games, winning 48 medals, compared to New Zealand's 41 (12 gold, 12 silver and 16 bronze).

Ten athletes - five men, five women - will don the fern for the games, with reigning women's singles champion Jo Edwards competing in her fourth games. Six others, including current men's singles world champion Shannon McIlroy, have had previous Games experience.

Women
Mandy Boyd - triples, fours
Tayla Bruce - triples, fours
Jo Edwards - singles, pairs
Katelyn Inch - triples, fours
Val Smith - pairs, fours   

Men
Ali Forsyth - fours, triples
Paul Girdler - triples, fours
Shannon McIlroy - singles, pairs
Mike Nagy - triples, fours
Blake Signal - pairs, fours

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