Indians impress in lawn bowls events

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Gold Coast, April 9 (IANS) India outplayed South Africa 19-7 in the Men’s Fours round 1 match while women’s team lost 15-23 to Fiji in the Women’s Triples round 1 tie at the Commonwealth Games here on Monday.

In the women’s triple category, India crushed Papua New Guinea 24-6 in their round 2 match. Meanwhile, Krishna Xalxo lost to England’s Robert Paxton 19-21 in his second round match in the men’s singles.

Earlier in the day, India’s Lovely Choubey and Rupa Rani Tirkey beat Wales duo of Laura Daniels and Jessica Sims 20-16 in lawn bowls women’s Pairs Sectional Play first round.

The Indian pair started on a slow pace but gathered momentum once the match progressed before turning the heat on the Wales duo.

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In men’s singles Sectional Play first round, Krishna Xalxo beat Kenya’s Cephas Kimwaki Kimani 21-12 at Broadbeach.

–IANS

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