Hard work has paid off for a Prince George athlete in representing her country on the international stage.
The 56-year-old posted a game of 364 points, beating out Finland’s Marika Kukkohovi in a close contest by four points.
Another GOLD for an #SOTeamCanada19 B.C. athlete: #CityofPG's Linda Renner struck gold today in @WorldGamesAD 10-pin bowling singles! And @sobcvictoria's Patrick Reid earned fifth place! Congratulations!! Pictured here with teammates in Abu Dhabi https://t.co/RVk2IHi8te pic.twitter.com/a99AdAIMJd— Special Olympics BC (@sobcsociety) March 17, 2019
She was the oldest bowler in her Sunday round (March 17), alongside Carine Bourgonjon of Belgium at age 56, and is the only Prince George athlete on Canada’s roster.
A day earlier (March 16) in the team matches, Renner and Canada settled for a silver medal after being spared out of the top of the podium by a single point.
The Belgians gutterballed the Canadians by one point in their round, 1,301 to 1,300.
Renner’s teammates included Mark Mengersen (Alberta), Manon Cliche (Quebec), and Barry Green (Ontario).
She will compete in one more event before the end of the World Summer Games, teaming up with Green in Doubles Bowling tomorrow (March 19).
They’ll be lined up against Aruba, Belgium, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Poland, Puerto Rico, and Syria.