The Commonwealth Games has a new oldest ever gold medallist after George Miller assisted the visually-impaired Melanie Innes to victory in the B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls.
Meanwhile, play in Friday morning’s wrestling had to be delayed after a speaker cover fell from the roof. Nevertheless, the event did start up again two hours later after safety checks were made.
While history was made for England as Marfa Ekimova became the country’s first-ever rhythmic gymnastics gold medallist at the games.
George Miller (L) assisted Melanie Innes as Scotland won gold in the B2/B3 mixed bowls event
MILLER MAKES HISTORY
George Miller, 75, became the oldest Games gold medallist in history with victory in the final of the B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls.
Miller was director (a sighted person who assists the player) to visually-impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who won with Robert Barr and his director Sarah Jane Ewing.
The Scotland team celebrated joyously after marching to victory in Leamington Spa
SPEAKER STOPS ACTION
A speaker stopped play in yesterday morning’s wrestling.
The action was abandoned for almost two hours after a speaker cover fell from the roof at the Coventry Arena.
No spectators were injured but the crowd were evacuated from the venue while safety checks were made.
The wrestling was forced to be abandoned for two hours after a speaker cover fell from the roof
ENGLAND GOLD MEDAL FEAT
Marfa Ekimova made history by winning England’s first-ever rhythmic gymnastics gold medal at the Games.
The 17-year-old stormed to the individual all-around title and said: ‘It’s a dream come true. It was madness and everything a gymnast could ever wish for.’
Marfa Ekimova became England’s first ever Commonwealth Games gold medallist in rhythmic gymnastics