The mixed pairs gold in lawn bowls for Scotland on Friday made 75 years and eight months old George Miller the oldest competitor to take home a medal at the Commonwealth Games.
Scotland defeated Wales 16-9 to win the gold medal in the para-mixed pairs B2/B3 event at Victoria Park in Birmingham thanks to the team’s script, which also included lead Melanie Innes, her director Miller, and skip director Sarah Jane.
Miller, who took the place of colleague Rosemary Lenton as the oldest gold medal winner in Commonwealth Games history, stated, “I think Rosemary is quite happy.”
Regarding his advice for senior citizens who could be interested in the sport, he said: “Bowls is relatively simple for older players, but any sport—walking, football, rugby—you name it—gets you outside, moving, and having fun. Competing is a great idea at any age.”