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Sport Three-time gold medallist Falkner named in England's Commonwealth Games squad

16:00  13 november  2017
16:00  13 november  2017 Source:   pressassociation.com

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Team England head to the 2014 Commonwealth Games hoping to improve on a third -placed finish in Delhi 2010. Defending Commonwealth Games champions Ellen Falkner and Natalie Melmore have both been named in Five- time Commonwealth Games medallist Andrew Baggaley - the home

Team England head to the 2014 Commonwealth Games hoping to improve on a third -placed finish in Delhi 2010. Defending Commonwealth Games champions Ellen Falkner and Natalie Melmore have both been named in Five- time Commonwealth Games medallist Andrew Baggaley - the home

Ellen Falkner has already appeared in four Commonwealth Games: Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Two © PA WIRE Sport - 2014 Commonwealth Games - Day Two

Ellen Falkner is set to appear in her fifth Commonwealth Games for England on the Gold Coast next April.

The 38-year-old, who won women's triples lawn bowls gold with Sophie Tolchard and Sian Honnor in Glasgow four years ago and also claimed Commonwealth gold medals in 2002 and 2010, is included in a 17-strong lawn bowls squad selected by Commonwealth Games England.

Natalie Chestney will be on the medals trail again in Australia after singles gold in Delhi in 2010 and two silvers at Glasgow 2014.

Kieran Rollings, 18, is the youngest member of the England team. He will team up with Paul Brown and Mike Robertson in the para-triples event.

The Gold Coast Games run from April 4-15.

England team: David Bolt, Jamie Chestney, Robert Paxton, Louis Ridout, Sam Tolchard, Natalie Chestney, Ellen Falkner, Sian Honnor, Katherine Rednall, Sophie Tolchard (lawn bowls). Mike Robertson, Kieran Rollings, Paul Brown (para-lawn bowls triples). Steve Simmons and Alison Yearling (para-lawn bowls visually impaired mixed pair). Mark Wherry and Sue Wherry (para-lawn bowls director).

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Source: http://uk.pressfrom.com/news/sport/-224124-three-time-gold-medallist-falkner-named-in-englands-commonwealth-games-squad/

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