CI Sports Awards 2022: Lucy Beere nominated as Sports Personality of the Year
ITV Channel's Keilan Webster sat down with Lucy Beere to reflect on a momentous year
Guernsey lawn bowler Lucy Beere has been announced as one of the nominees for the 2022 Betway Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year.
Lucy shot to Channel Island fame after her success at the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham.
The Isle of Wight-native secured Guernsey's first medal for 28 years, winning silver in the women's lawn bowls singles event.
Reflecting on the Games, Lucy told ITV Channel how she played the 'best game of her life'.
She said: "I would say probably it was the best shot I've played in my life, but other people will probably say oh no I remember when you did that.
"I mean for me that was the shot of my life of 28 years. The emotion, I just can't explain it, I wanted to cry, I wanted to laugh."
Lucy was also recently awarded an MBE for services for sport.
Since her success in Birmingham, Lucy has become a well-known figure in Guernsey's community.
She said: "People notice me a lot more, like they say hello to me in the shops and things like that.
"I think my status has changed at home a lot more as well because, you know, I'm not going to be doing the washing up, I'm a silver medalist, I shouldn't have to!
"To stand on the podium with the two people that I was stood next to I mean, they're just legends in the sport themselves. And I suppose I can call myself one of those as well now.
"That was a special moment and to just look out into the crowd and the Guernsey flags, there were so many of them it was amazing to see and to hear how many people were just cheering for you. It's something that I will take with me for the rest of my life."
You can cast your vote for the 2022 Channel Islands Sports Personality of the Year by calling:
Lucy Beere MBE0845 606 55 01
Alastair Chalmers0845 606 55 02
Daniel Lee0845 606 55 03
Maya Le Tissier0845 606 55 04
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