Participants

Natalie CHESTNEY

Natalie CHESTNEY
    Lawn Bowls
Birth Date:  28 Jul 1989
Place of Birth:  TORQUAY
Country of birth:  GBR
Age:  28
Gender:   Female
Height (cm):  173
Weight (Kg):  57

Events and Medals


Sport Event Rank
LBO Lawn Bowls Women's Pairs 6
Women's Fours 14

Natalie CHESTNEY - Schedule


Schedule
Time Event Status
Thu, 5 Apr 16:01
Women's Fours Section B - Round 1
England
10
Malta
14
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 16:01
Women's Fours Section B - Round 3
England
9
India
21
Finished
Fri, 6 Apr 19:00
Women's Fours Section B - Round 4
England
19
Fiji
11
Finished
Sat, 7 Apr 12:00
Women's Fours Section B - Round 5
England
14
Northern Ireland
15
Finished
Mon, 9 Apr 9:01
Women's Pairs Section D - Round 1
England
16
Papua New Guinea
14
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 9:01
Women's Pairs Section D - Round 2
England
23
Malta
10
Finished
Tue, 10 Apr 12:00
Women's Pairs Section D - Round 3
England
30
Zambia
5
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 9:01
Women's Pairs Section D - Round 4
England
29
Niue
8
Finished
Wed, 11 Apr 12:00
Women's Pairs Section D - Round 5
England
14
Australia
20
Finished
Thu, 12 Apr 9:01
Women's Pairs Quarter Final
South Africa
14
England
12
Finished

Biographical Information


Highlights
Commonwealth Games
Year Location Event Rank
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Singles 2
2014 Glasgow, SCO Women's Pairs 2
2010 Delhi, IND Women's Singles 1

Champion of Champions
Year Location Event
2011 Hong Kong Women's Singles

World Championships
Year Location Event Rank
2012 Adelaide, AUS Women's Singles 3
2012 Adelaide, AUS Women's Triples 4th Pool

Previous names: Natalie MELMORE (bbc.com, 11 Aug 2014)
Hobbies

Cycling, travel (Instagram, 13 Nov 2017)


Occupation: Export manager at Luscombe Drinks (LinkedIn, Aug 2017)
Education: Law and criminology at University of Plymouth, England
Languages spoken: English
Sporting relatives

Her husband, Jamie CHESTNEY, represents England in lawn bowls, winning a silver medal in the men's fours at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, and bronze in the men's pairs at the 2012 World Championships in Adelaide. (bbc.com, 11 Aug 2014)


Reason: Taught to play by her father at age nine, and at age 15 chose to focus on bowls instead of swimming. "It was hard to choose, but when I was told I was going to have to start swimming before school, it was all over." (dailymail.co.uk, 19 Jul 2014)
Ambition: Win a gold medal at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. "I'm competitive and love to win." (bbc.com, 11 Aug 2014)
Hero: English middle distance runner, Kelly HOLMES, and Australian lawn bowler, Karen MURPHY (sportsister.com, 11 May 2011)
Additional information

REST
Took a break from lawn bowls in 2015, after marrying English teammate Jamie CHESTNEY. "We want to have time off to enjoy our married life together because you don't often have much free time in bowls. I've been playing bowls for 16 years, so basically my whole adult life. We'll come back in 2016 refreshed, having had some time off." (bbc.com, 11 Aug 2014)


CHANGING VIEWS
"A lot of people still think bowls is exclusively for old people. I’m working really hard to try to change that perception and speak to young kids in schools. The problem is people do not want to try a sport where people take the mick out of them. Peer pressure is a big thing. It is not a sport which impresses your friends at the moment. Even now, I sometimes feel I have to justify why I play bowls." (dailymail.co.uk, 19 Jul 2014)


MEMORY
"I will never forget the first time I got an England call-up. I was in a maths lesson and my mum rang the school. Someone came into my lesson to tell me, my friends thought I was in trouble as I was crying - I was so happy. It was such an overwhelming feeling." (sportsister.com, 11 May 2011)


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Legend

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

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