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Derek Oliver

Lawn Bowls

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Derek Oliver
Lawn Bowls

Competing at his first Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Derek had the perfect campaign, winning gold in both Triples and Fours. Neck and neck with hosts Australia in the Triples final the Scotland trio of Derek, Ronnie Duncan and Darren Burnett took crucial points when it mattered to secure a 19-14 win and Scotland’s first ever medal in this event.

In the Fours, Derek teamed up with defending champions Alex Marshall and Paul Foster as well as fellow Games debutant Ronnie Duncan to claim a second gold. Sitting 13-11 down going into the last end, some show-stopping play from all four men saw them score four bowls in the last end, walking away with a 15-13 win.

  • Date of Birth 23/04/1984
  • Birth Place Edinburgh
  • Hometown Cockenzie
  • Lives Cockenzie
  • Coach David Gourlay
  • Club Cockenzie & Port Seaton
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Football, Darts, Horse Racing and Tennis

  • I eat...

    Homemade Lasagne

  • I listen to...

    Anything good

  • Sporting Hero

    Roger Federer

  • Dream holiday destination

    Cancun (Mexico)

  • I read....

    Autobiographies

Career Highlights

1 st
Gold Coast 2018
Fours Men
1 st
Gold Coast 2018
Triples - Men
1 st
2016 Scottish National Championships
Singles