Scotland’s Rosemary Lenton, who paired with Pauline Wilson in bowls pairs, said she thought she’d only ever get to the Commonwealth Games as a spectator.
Rosemary Lenton, aged 72, wins Commonwealth Games gold
Scotland’s Rosemary Lenton has become a Commonwealth gold medallist at the age of 72 with victory in the bowls women’s pairs B6-B8 final alongside Pauline Wilson.
Lenton, who was formerly a competitive sailor and cyclist, was making her Games debut in the para bowls, two decades after complications from a routine surgery led to her needing a wheelchair.
What began as a close final against Australia’s Cheryl Lindfield and Serena Bonnell, level at 5-5 in the early going, became a blowout as Lenton and Wilson triumphed 17-5.
“Absolutely fantastic,” Lenton said when asked how victory felt. “I’m dreaming. We both played excellently.