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Canterbury-born former Whitstable bowler Sian Honnor nee Gordon wins Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal in triples

By Alex Hoad

Canterbury-born bowler Sian Honnor secured a superb gold medal in the women’s triples at Glasgow 2014.

The former Simon Langton Grammar School for Girls pupil - who began bowling at Whitstable's Oyster IBC and went on to represent Swale BC - skipped England to victory over Australia in a one-sided final at Kelvingrove.

England demolished their rivals 22-4 with Honnor - her married name, having previously competed as Sian Gordon - adding a gold medal to the bronze she won in Delhi four years ago.

Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sian Gordon
Commonwealth Games gold medalist Sian Gordon

The 26-year-old said: "I felt like I didn’t have much to do, my partners played so well and on the odd occasion we were one down it was very easy to go after.

“We couldn't have asked for a better game. It was amazing. Even though we're absolutely drenched, we couldn't be happier.”

“We couldn't have asked for a better game. It was amazing" - Sian Honnor

After topping their group with two wins and a solitary defeat, England saw-off Malaysia in the quarter-finals on Wednesday before beating Wales in Thursday afternoon's semi-final to set-up the Australia clash, which was played in torrential rain.

Bronze went to the South African team which had ended Sian's quest for a medal in the quarter-finals of the fours competition earlier in the Games.

Sian added: "It means everything to win gold. If you would have said to me that is what would happen after last week and the fours I wouldn’t have thought so.

“You don’t want to think too much about winning gold because you don’t want to think too far ahead but we have done it.

“Australia are probably one of the strongest opposition we could face and I think we just went out there and took our form through and used the momentum to get us there.”

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