Lucy Beere wins Guernsey's first Commonwealth Games medal for 28 years

  • Keilan Webster caught up with Lucy Beere and began by asking her how she is feeling 24 hours on from picking up that medal.

Bowler Lucy Beere has won Guernsey's first medal at The Commonwealth Games for 28 years.

In the gold medal match of the Women's Singles this afternoon (Monday 1 August), she was beaten 21-17 by Australia's Ellen Ryan - but still secured a silver medal for the Bailiwick.

It's the first time any Channel Island team has won a medal since a bronze in the 25m Rapid Fire Pistol back in 1994.

By the eighth end, Beere held a 10-2 advantage over her opponent but the Australian began to grow her way back into the game.

They traded point for point until Ryan pulled away in the latter stages to claim the gold.

Lucy Beere booked her place in the final after a dominant display against Malaysia's Siti Zalina Ahmad, winning 21-15.

After a tight opening in the semi final, Beere established an early advantage by picking up four points to lead 6-2 at the end of the fourth.

It remained close at 9-6 to the Guernsey bowler at the end of the ninth but from there she took control. Beere reeled off seven points without reply to lead 16-6. Ahmad - a two time Commonwealth champion - threatened a remarkable comeback, fighting back from 18-7 to 18-14 but it was the Sarnian that was first to the magical 21 point mark.