Participants

Sue CURRAN

Sue CURRAN
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  17 Nov 1946
Place of Birth:  WHANGANUI
Country of birth:  NZL
Age:  71
Gender:   Female
Sport Class
B3

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Mixed B2/B3 Pairs 5

Sue CURRAN - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 16:01
Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Section A - Round 1
New Zealand
14
Wales
11
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 16:01
Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Section A - Round 2
New Zealand
12
South Africa
14
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 16:01
Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Section A - Round 3
New Zealand
11
Australia
16
Finished
Sun, 8 Apr 9:01
Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Section A - Round 4
New Zealand
5
Scotland
23
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 12:15
Mixed B2/B3 Pairs Section A - Round 5
England
13
New Zealand
16
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO B2/B3 Mixed Pairs 4

Blind World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2017 Cape Town, RSA B3 Mixed Pairs 2
2017 Cape Town, RSA B3 Women's Singles 5
2013 Worthing, ENG B4 Women's Singles 2
2013 Worthing, ENG B4 Mixed Pairs 3

Disabled World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2015 Lower Hutt, NZL B3 Mixed Pairs 3
2015 Lower Hutt, NZL B3 Women's Singles 3

Hobbies: Travelling, gardening, knitting (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Occupation: Retired (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Languages spoken: English
Coach

PERSONAL: Ann MUIR (NZL) (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
NATIONAL: Sharon SIMS (NZL) (NZOC, 22 Nov 2017)


Reason: Started playing blind lawn bowls in September 2011, after having played indoor lawn bowls for six years. "I was looking for a sport I could play with the visual impairment I have." (stuff.co.nz, 25 Jul 2014; Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Ambition: To compete at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Memorable: "Winning a silver and bronze at my first visually impaired World Blind Bowls Championships (2015), in my second year." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Hero: "I look up to my coach Ann MUIR (NZL) because of her successes, achievements and knowledge in the sport of lawn bowls." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Influence: "My late stepfather encouraged me to start playing the game and Ann (MUIR) has driven me, passed on her knowledge, pushing me to succeed." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Ritual: "Play with a necklace around my neck (was my late husband's necklace)." (Athlete, 6 Jun 2017)
Additional information

OLDEST
At age 67, became the oldest athlete to represent New Zealand at the Commonwealth Games, when she competed at Glasgow 2014. Surpassed fellow New Zealand lawn bowler John DAVIES, who was 60, at the Manchester 2002 Commonwealth Games. (stuff.co.nz, 25 Jul 2014)


IMPAIRMENT DETAILS
Vision is slowly deteriorating. "I can't see the far end of the bowling green. I have a little bit of peripheral vision, but don't have long-distance vision, and what vision I do have is very blurry - I don't recognise faces very well." (nzherald.co.nz, 12 Jul 2013; stuff.co.nz, 25 Jul 2014)


DIRECTOR: Ann MUIR (NZL)



Legend

Gold: Gold
Silver: Silver
Bronze: Bronze
Gold Medal Event: Gold Medal Event
Bronze Medal Event: Bronze Medal Event

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