CWG 2022: What is a lawn bowl? The Indian Women’s Quartet Team That Made History By Reaching The Finals

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Lawn Bowls Indian team of Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey

On Day 4 of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Indian quartet Lovely Choubey (lead), Pinki (second), Nayanmoni Saikia (third) and Rupa Rani Tirkey (skip) won 17-9 in the quarterfinals of Lawn Bowls.

The team, which faced New Zealand in the semifinals on Monday (August 1), won the clash 16-13. They became the first Indian team to reach the final at this event.

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Previously, they had defeated Norfolk Island 17-9 in the quarterfinals. The four play in the Final against South Africa.

What are Lawn Bowls?

Bowls, also known as Lawn Bowls, is an offside game where a ball (known as a bowl) is rolled towards a smaller stationary ball called a jack. The game is generally played on a flat lawn, approximately 40-42 yards (37-38 meters).

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The main goal is to roll your bowls so that it comes to a stop at the jack. The teams must ensure that their bowls are closer to the jack than their opponent’s. This can also be achieved by pushing an opponent’s bowl or jack aside.

The bowls, also called wood, are made of rubber, wood or another material. They are biased or flattened on one side so that they follow a curved course when rolling.

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