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Paul Foster

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Paul Foster
Lawn Bowls, Fours - Men, Pairs - Men

Paul started playing bowls at the age of 12 through his father and has played in four Commonwealth Games, collecting four gold medals and one silver. Gold in a thrilling Fours final and silver in the Pairs took Paul to third on the all-time list of Scotland’s most successful Commonwealth Games athletes behind fellow bowler Alex Marshall and sprinter Allan Wells.

He took gold alongside Marshall in the Pairs and Fours events at Glasgow 2014 and collected further medals at the 2016 World Championships and became World Indoor Singles Champion in January 2017 for the 5th time.

One of his biggest honours in the game was receiving an MBE in 2014.

  • Date of Birth 13/03/1973
  • Birth Place Irvine
  • Hometown Troon
  • Lives Troon
  • Coach David Gourlay
  • Club Troon Portland
  • Commonwealth Games Representation 2006, 2010, 2014, 2018

Did You Know?

  • I watch...

    Any Steven Segal film

  • I eat...

    Chinese

  • I listen to...

    Eye of the Tiger

Career Highlights

1 st
Gold Coast 2018
Fours - Men
2 nd
Gold Coast 2018
Pairs - Men
1 st
2017 Scottish Indoor Championships
Singles
1 st
2017 World Indoor Champsionships
Single
1 st
2017 British Indoor Championships
Singles
3 rd
2016 World Outdoor Championship
Pairs
3 rd
2016 World Outdoor Championship
Fours
2 nd
2015 Atlantic Rim
Fours
2 nd
2015 Atlantic Rim
Pairs
1 st
Glasgow 2014
Fours - Men
1 st
Glasgow 2014
Pairs - Men
1 st
2014 World Indoor Championships
Mixed Pairs
1 st
2014 International Open
Singles
1 st
2013 World Indoor Championships
Pairs
1 st
2012 World Outdoor Championships
Pairs
1 st
2012 World Indoor Championships
Pairs
1 st
2011 World Indoor Championships
Pairs
1 st
2011 World Indoor Championships
Singles
5 th
Delhi 2010
Singles - Men
1 st
Melbourne 2006
Pairs - Men