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Bowler Sian Gordon earns a bronze medal at Commonwealth Games

By This is Kent  |  Posted: October 15, 2010

Sian Gordon

Sian Gordon

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TWENTY-TWO year-old Whitstable girl Sian Gordon returns home this week from “an unforgettable experience”, winning a Commonwealth Games bronze medal on Sunday.

Sian was skip of the England women’s triples team who finished third in the event  after a dramatic roller-coaster day.

Having surged through their qualifying group in ferocious humidity, Sian’s team came up against eventual gold medalists South Africa in the semi-final but were agonisingly beaten by one shot on the final end of a tie-break.

Sian said: “We lost the first set narrowly, totally dominated the second, and were 2-2 going into the last end of the tie break.

“We were holding a good one, but with the last bowl of the end their skip pinged the jack to win.”

That put England through to a bronze medal play-off against host nation India in front of a huge and noisy home crowd.

“It was gutting to lose the semi-final but we had to rally ourselves and play again against India.

“I think I actually felt more nervous going into that game because it would have been so disappointing to come home with nothing.

“It was a very hard fought game, and I am very pleased with how I played.

“We had the added bonus of huge insects as it was the evening session, but I was determined.

“Our bronze medal caps off an unbelievable experience, some very tough games and excellent opponents.

“I only hope that I am part of many more top championships.”

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