Homecoming gold for Scott

27/08/2018 Posted by admin

Homecoming gold for Scott WELCOME: Raymond Terrace Bowling Club members Merv Aunger and Rod Partridge on Wednesday check out one of Natasha Scott’s two gold medals from the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. Picture: Simone De Peak
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“When you get here and all they want to do is congratulate you and see gold medals, it’sactually quite a nice feeling.”

Scott said the satisfaction of claiming two titles, the women’s fours and women’s triples last week at Broadbeach Bowls Club, was yet to actuallysink in.

It comes after close podium calls at her previous two Commonwealth Games appearances –Glasgow four years ago and Delhi in 2010 aged just 18.

“I’ve had a couple of fourths before and to just miss a medal is devastating, but they do say third time lucky,” she said.

“This time around I would have been happy with any colour medal, but two gold is amazing.”

Scottbelievesthe home green and home crowd advantage were both worth a “couple of shots” with the Australians claiming seven medals from 10 disciplines, including five gold.

After helping break the Jackaroos’ 12-year Commonwealth Games gold-medal drought Scott and her teammatesKelsey Cottrell, Carla Krizanic andRebecca Van Asch, arekeen to backup the success in Birmingham in 2022.

A national squad will tourthe UK in July.

The 2019 Asia Pacific and2020World championships will both take place in Queensland.

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