Karen Murphy (lawn bowls)
|Born||18 December 1974|
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.
She successfully defended her title in the singles at the 2016 World Outdoor Bowls Championship in Christchurch after defeating Lesley Doig in the final. This achievement is generally agreed to have elevated her to being the best female bowler since Margaret Johnston.
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