Karen Murphy (lawn bowls)

Karen Anne Murphy (born 18 December 1974) is an Australian international lawn bowler and indoor bowler.[1]

Karen Murphy
Personal information
Nationality Australia
Born (1974-12-18) 18 December 1974 (age 46)
Kiama, Australia

Karen has won gold medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in the pairs, 2008 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in the Fours, 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in the Triples and twice in the singles at the 2012 World Outdoor Bowls Championship and the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship.[2]

In 2012, she also won the World Indoor Bowls Championship title, a fine achievement bearing in mind that she does not compete every year in the event held in England.

In addition she has won three Commonwealth Games silver medals,[3] the most recent being in the Women's triples at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.[4]

She successfully defended her title in the singles at the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Christchurch after defeating Lesley Doig in the final.[5] This achievement is generally agreed to have elevated her to being the best female bowler since Margaret Johnston.[6]

She has also been a guest commentator during the World Indoor Bowls Championships for the BBC.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "profile". Bowls Tawa. Archived from the original on 2 February 2017. Retrieved 25 January 2017.
  2. ^ "World Bowls 2016 - Profiles" (PDF). World Bowls. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2017.
  3. ^ "COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALLISTS - BOWLS". GBR Athletics.
  4. ^ "Karen Murphy biography". Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  5. ^ "2016 World Bowls Championship Finals". Burnside Bowling Club.
  6. ^ "Back to back world bowls champion Karen Murphy hails Burnside as her 'happy hunting ground'". Stuff.co.nz.