Australia’s golden haul at the IBBA World Championships

6/4/17

Australia has secured six gold medals, one silver and one bronze in a highly successful 2017 International Blind Bowls Association (IBBA) World Championships in South Africa (20-31 March).

In total, the Australian team claimed eight of the possible 12 medals on offer during the benchmark event. 

Australia claim eight of a possible 12 medals at the World Blind Bowls Championships (Photo: Bowls Australia)
Australia claim eight of a possible 12 medals at the World Blind Bowls Championships (Photo: Bowls Australia)

Queensland athletes, Joy Forster, Lynne Seymour, Dennis Wormald and Marian Morrison returned to Australia as World Champions.

Having won all six preliminary matches, Morrison claimed the B3 women’s singles title, taking home the gold medal on a count back of margins after a close contest in the final, in which she drew against South Africa’s May Homer.

Forster and Seymour are dual gold medallists after taking out the titles in both their singles and mixed pairs events. While Wormald claimed a silver in the singles, he backed it up with gold the next day in the mixed pairs final with partner Seymour.

The Australian medal winners were as follows – 

B1 Men’s Singles: Wayne Thomson – Gold
B1 Mixed Pairs: Jenny Skinner & Wayne Thomson – Bronze
B2 Women’s Singles: Joy Forster – Gold
B2 Mixed Pairs: Ralph Simpson & Joy Forster – Gold
B3 Women’s Singles: Marian Morrison – Gold
B4 Women’s Singles: Lynne Seymour – Gold
B4 Men’s Singles: Dennis Wormald – Silver
B4 Mixed Pairs: Lynne Seymour & Dennis Wormald – Gold
 

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