Alex “Tattie” Marshall is Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games athlete after he won his fifth gold medal as part of the lawn bowls men’s four in Gold Coast.
The 51-year-old teamed up with Ronald Duncan, Derek Oliver and Paul Foster, to move past Allan Wells and para-cyclist Neil Fachie. The Scots showed great character to beat the hosts after trailing 8-2 after three ends and 13-11 in the final end. Marshall’s team picked up four shots to win 15-13 and snatch a dramatic gold. There was a fifth bowls medal for Scotland as Claire Johnston and Lesley Doig won bronze in the women’s pairs with an 18-10 victory over Canada. For Marshall it was a second shot at that record fifth gold after he and Paul Foster were beaten into silver by Wales in the men’s pairs earlier in the week. Alex Marshall, far right, celebrates gold with, from left, Ronald Duncan, Derek Oliver Paul Foster. This latest gold adds to the Gifford bowler’s titles in the men’s pairs at Manchester 2002, men’s pairs at Melbourne 2006 and the men’s pairs and fours he won at Glasgow 2014. Marshall’s longtime pairs partner Foster, the 45-year-old Ayrshireman, now joins Wells and Fachie on four golds.