Carla Krizanic wins second world title
Victoria’s Carla Krizanic has won her second world championship at World Bowls 2016 in New Zealand.
Krizanic, from Sunbury Bowling Club, was part of the Australian women’s triples team which beat Wales 17-6 at Burnside Bowling Club in Christchurch to secure world championship gold.
Krizanic (lead), NSW’s Natasha Scott and Tasmania’s Rebecca Van Asch (skip) also were part of the Australian women’s fours team which won gold earlier in the tournament.
In the triples, the Australians raced out to an early 9-0 lead, which effectively gave them control of a match they never looked likely to relinquish at any stage.
Victorian-based Kiwi Ali Forsyth has also claimed a world championship, with New Zealand’s men’s fours outfit beating Australia – featuring fellow Victorian Barrie Lester and Forsyth’s Clayton clubmate Aaron Wilson.
Forsyth, Mike Nagy, Blake Signal and Mike Kernaghan were comfortable 23-4 winners over Lester, Brett Wilkie, Wilson and Mark Casey in the gold medal match.
It was Mulgrave Country Club bowler Lester’s second silver medal after his men’s triples runners-up finish.
For Wilson, it added to a gold medal won with Wilkie in the men’s pairs earlier in the tournament.
All up, Victorian bowlers won nine medals – four gold, three silver and two bronze – at the 2016 World Championships.
Carla Krizanic (Sunbury) – Australia – women’s fours
Carla Krizanic (Sunbury) – Australia – women’s triples
Aaron Wilson (Clayton) – Australia – men’s pairs
Ali Forsyth (Clayton) – New Zealand – men’s fours
Barrie Lester (Mulgrave CC) – Australia – men’s triples
Barrie Lester (Mulgrave CC) – Australia – men’s fours
Aaron Wilson (Clayton) – Australia – men’s fours
Ali Forsyth (Clayton) – New Zealand – men’s triples
Kelly McKerihen (Caulfield Park Alma/Clayton) – Canada – women’s singles
Women’s triples, full story via Bowls Australia
Australia’s best World Championships performance abroad, via Bowls Australia