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BRUM BITES: George Miller, 75, becomes the Commonwealth Games’ oldest gold medallist as he assists Scotland to victory in mixed bowls while the wrestling had to be ABANDONED two hours after a speaker cover fell from the roof

  • George Miller assisted Melanie Innes to the gold medal in the mixed bowls 
  • Scotland marched to victory in the B2/B3 mixed bowls events in Victoria Park
  • The wrestling had to be abandoned for two hours after a speaker cover fell
  • Marfa Ekimova made history becoming England’s first ever rhythmic gymnastics gold medallist

The Commonwealth Games has a new oldest ever gold medallist after George Miller assisted the visually-impaired Melanie Innes to victory in the B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls. 

Meanwhile, play in Friday morning’s wrestling had to be delayed after a speaker cover fell from the roof. Nevertheless, the event did start up again two hours later after safety checks were made.

While history was made for England as Marfa Ekimova became the country’s first-ever rhythmic gymnastics gold medallist at the games. 

George Miller (L) assisted Melanie Innes as Scotland won gold in the B2/B3 mixed bowls event

George Miller, 75, became the oldest Games gold medallist in history with victory in the final of the B2/B3 mixed pairs bowls.

Miller was director (a sighted person who assists the player) to visually-impaired bowler Melanie Innes, who won with Robert Barr and his director Sarah Jane Ewing.

The Scotland team celebrated joyously after marching to victory in Leamington Spa

The Scotland team celebrated joyously after marching to victory in Leamington Spa

A speaker stopped play in yesterday morning’s wrestling.

The action was abandoned for almost two hours after a speaker cover fell from the roof at the Coventry Arena.

No spectators were injured but the crowd were evacuated from the venue while safety checks were made.

The wrestling was forced to be abandoned for two hours after a speaker cover fell from the roof

The wrestling was forced to be abandoned for two hours after a speaker cover fell from the roof

Marfa Ekimova made history by winning England’s first-ever rhythmic gymnastics gold medal at the Games.

The 17-year-old stormed to the individual all-around title and said: ‘It’s a dream come true. It was madness and everything a gymnast could ever wish for.’

Marfa Ekimova became England's first ever Commonwealth Games gold medallist in rhythmic gymnastics

Marfa Ekimova became England’s first ever Commonwealth Games gold medallist in rhythmic gymnastics 

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