Bowls team eyes strong comeback

Botswana's Singles player, Marea Modutlwa in action at the ongoing World Bowls Championships in Gold Coast, Australia
Botswana's Singles player, Marea Modutlwa in action at the ongoing World Bowls Championships in Gold Coast, Australia

Botswana intends to make a strong comeback after a difficult start at the ongoing 2023 World Bowls Championships in Gold Coast, Australia. The first week of the championships saw the team struggling to adapt to the greens with a few wins in different categories.

Botswana is competing in Singles, Pairs, Triples and Fours. The men’s Triples team that comprised of Binesh Desai, Andre van der Walt and Baven Balendra won two games out of seven matches that they played. The men’s Triples world champions are Australia (Carl Healey, Corey Wedlock and Aron Sherriff) with Scotland grabbing the silver medal while England settled for the third position. The men’s Pairs, George Kieni and Michael Gabobewe won two matches out of seven games they played.

The Pairs champions are Adam McKeown and Gary Kelly of Ireland with silver medal remaining in Australia in the hands of Aaron Wilson and Aaron Teys. Canada’s duo of Ryan Bester and John Bezear scooped bronze. The women’s Singles player, Marea Modutlwa won three out of ten matches that she played. The Singles world champion is Tayla Bruce of New Zealand after edging out Kelly McKerihen 21-18 of Canada. Bruce added her World Bowls Championships women’s Singles crown to her World Champion of Champions title.

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