Scotland’s George Miller (second from left) became the oldest player to win a Commonwealth Games medal. (Image: Twitter/ @birminghamcg22)
Birmingham: George Miller, aged 75 years and eight months, became the oldest athlete to win a medal at the Commonwealth Games on Friday when he won mixed pairs gold for Scotland in the lawn bowls.
The team, led by Melanie Innes, her director Miller and skip director Sarah Jane, won gold in the para mixed pairs B2/B3 at Victoria Park here in Scotland’s 16-9 win over Wales.
“I think Rosemary is very pleased,” said Miller, replacing teammate Rosemary Lenton as the oldest gold medalist in Commonwealth Games history:
On his message to older people wanting to join the sport: “Bowls is very easy for older people but any sport, walking, football, rugby, you name it, get out there, exercise, play the game. Whatever age you are, the competition is brilliant,” he said.