Wife of Sunderland postman turned Commonwealth Games medallist speaks of pride

The wife of a Commonwealth Games medal winner David Bolt has spoken of her pride in his sporting achievement.

Saturday, 14th April 2018, 6:34 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th April 2018, 6:46 pm
David Bolt

The 39-year-old won bronze with the England bowls team at the Commonwealth Games in Australia on Friday.

His wife Lianne was following the event from the couple's home in Silksworth.

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"We are all really, really proud of him," she said. "He has worked really hard to get where he is now - he has been bowling since he was eight-years-old.

"He won gold in the Champion-of-Champions in Cyprus back in 2012, but to get a medal in the Commonwealth Games is just amazing.

"We are over the moon. I knew as soon as I saw the result that he had won a bronze medal. It is brilliant."

Lianne said celebrations would continue once David was back in Sunderland.

"He is due home on Tuesday, but he has got a few games coming up, so we will have to wait to see what we do to celebrate."