India won gold medal in lawn ball event for the first time in Commonwealth Games on Tuesday. Interestingly, out of 4 members of the team including Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey, Pinki, and Nayan Moni Saikia of the victorious Indian women’s team, 2 members Lovely Choubey, Rupa Rani Tirkey are from Jharkhand.
Rupa Rani Tirkey is working as Ramgarh District Sports officer. Deputy Commissioner Madhavi Mishra congratulated all the players for winning the gold medal and making the district proud.
Notably, in the lawn ball competition being held in Birmingham, the Indian women’s team scripted history by winning the country’s first-ever gold medal in lawn bowls by defeating the South African team 17-10 in the final.
South Africa had a dismal start, scoring zero points for five straight ends. After End 7, when Esme Kruger’s shrewd thinking and effective attempts got South Africa moving, the score read 8-2 in favour of India. After 11 ends, it even had a 10-8 lead. But in the end, it was the Indians who won.