BIRMINGHAM: Grass bowl probably became the most searched word on the search engines on Tuesday. The nuances could have been dropped a lot, but in Cute Choubey, Pinki Kaushik Singh, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani TirkeyIndian mothers-in-law and mother-in-law have seen themselves and perhaps nod to that unflinching truth, that when a group of women meet, wonderful things happen.
When four people in Birmingham ambushed over Victoria Park the pitch to the golden in a fairy tale, the 17-10 scoreline against South Africa hides many of the final collisions, along with the realization of this light sport that mocks ageism and does not Screaming for a toned body. Instead, what it calls for is poise, a steady hand, and the slowing of time that only age and experience bring.
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What it then requires is a senior head, quiet advice and ongoing support. In short, silent teamwork. Teamwork abounds at Royal Leamington Spa’s Victoria Park on Tuesdays. Because the match is a seesaw.
The Indians opened the scoring before the South Africans took a 2-1 lead. The Indian girls then led 8-2.
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The South Africans beat to take the lead 10-8, making them, at this point, the gold medal favorites.
“During the tournament, we held comebacks,” Lovely would say afterwards softly. It’s about the tournament, but Lovely can also talk about life. That positive attitude meant that the Indians took the score from 8-10 to 17-10 and the rest of us now know all too well.
Lovely Choubey, Pinki, Nayanmoni Saikia and Rupa Rani Tirkey of India after winning the Lawn Bowls Women’s Fours final against South Africa. (Photo PTI)
The reactions of the four women after defeating an equally defiant South Africa were poignant. They form a crowd, mark a space of their own, and sink beneath their feet. Tears flow freely. For them, after years of hard work and sacrifice, they finally bear fruit.
Then, one of the officials of the Indian team went to Lovely, the leader of the team, and gently asked to pick them up. But, the four stood motionless, as if immersed in all that the center allowed. Finally, packing themselves up, they transported their bubble to a waiting world suddenly eager to ask them about their incredible feat.
What may initially appear as something Groucho Marx will be labeled “a perfect cure for insomnia”, as the American cricket did, the Lawn Bowls are proving an unlikely awakening at the Block Games. this commonwealth. Nayanmoni and Rupa are 33 and 34 respectively. Lovely turns 42 on Wednesday, Pinki 12 days later on August 14. They are a life of second chances.
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Lovely was involved in athletics when she was young, while Rupa played kabaddi to a decent level, but it was in the grass bowls that they found their calling. Today, Lovely is the chief of police of Jharkhand Police in Ranchi. Rupa, also from Ranchi, works in the state sports ministry as a district sports officer; Pinki is a PE teacher at DPS RK Puram of Delhi and Nayanmoni, from a farming family in Assam, currently works in the state’s forestry department.
Balancing day-to-day work, family work and passion for sport is challenging, and only reaffirms the fact that sport in India is good and truly a middle-class endeavor. , is not out of reach of many people. “Do we have a choice? But playing sports is a calming influence for us,” Lovely told TOI afterward.
Then she told us about their overall strategy: “You really want to know why we won? Well, women are like gold, you know.”
The arena erupted in cheers of laughter. Back in India, many women – and men – have also kept it a secret from themselves. Some even wipe away tears.
Three of the four grass bowlers are from India, not the metro. They highlight talent that spans across the country. So do weightlifters Achinta Sheuli and Jeremy Lalrinnunga. Sheuli’s journey from poverty to podium is an inspiration. In addition, the father of bronze medal weightlifter Gururaja Poojary drives a truck. Silver medalist Sanket Sargar’s father sells paan. India must honor talented individuals who have endured hard times to accomplish their goals and bring us joy.
LOVELY CHOUBEY: 42 years old is playing in her third CWG and is a promising sprinter of Jharkhand in his youth, having represented the East Zone. The daughter of a Level 4 employee of Central Mine Design Limited, she is currently the sheriff of the Jharkhand police. Lovely was crowned the grass court champion in 2008 and made their national debut the same year. After winning gold in a competition, she won a prize money of Rs 70,000 from the state government. The monetary prize made her decide to continue participating in the sport.
RUPA RANI TIRKEY: Tirkey is from Ranchi in Jharkhand. This 34-year-old girl used to be a kabaddi athlete in her youth. She is a district sports officer in Ramgarh, Jharkhand. Her father worked in a post office, and after him, her mother took over the same job. Her sister Reema Rani Tirkey plays cricket. With her teammate Lovely, she practices at RK Anand Bowls Green Stadium in Ranchi, a place that MS frequents Dhoni. Rupa won three medals at the Asia Pacific Bowling Championships. She won a bronze medal in the Triples event in Kuala Lumpur in 2009 and doubled it with another bronze in the Fours event. At the Gold Coast, Queensland, in 2009, she won a bronze medal in the Triples event.
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NAYANMONI SAIKIA: Saikia is a weightlifter but has had to compete on grass after an injury. Hailing from Golaghat, Assam, she belongs to a family of farmers and works as a police officer in the Assam Forest Guard. She got into the sport in 2008 after she watched it at the National Sports Festival in Guwahati. In the 2011 National Games she won two gold medals and was also part of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games team, where she competed in the Women’s Singles and Women’s Triple events.
PINKI: Born in Delhi to a middle-class family, Pinki currently works at DPS, RK Puram as a PE teacher. She was introduced to the sport at school, which created a green field as a practice site for CWG 2010 in Delhi. She participated in the first national rugby league in 2007. Born on 14 August 1980, Pinki has represented India three times at the CWG: Glasgow 2014, Gold Coast 2018 and now Birmingham 2022 in the competitions. Triples and Fours event.