50 year-old Robert Weale is one of the most experienced members
of the men's bowls squad after winning two golds, three silvers and
a bronze from previous Commonwealth Games, and after carrying the
Welsh team flag at the opening and closing of the Kuala
Lumpur Games in 1998 and the closing of the Delhi 2010 Games. He
has been competing for Wales since 1982.
The Herefordshire Housing Limited employee holds a record 103
caps and as well as his Commonwealth medals, has won gold in the
pairs and bronze in the fours at 2009 Atlantic Championships, as
well as a gold, a silver and two bronze World Championship
In 2013 Rob won a bronze medal at the Champion of Champions and
also at the World Indoor Singles.
Rob was introduced to the sport through his dad and his dad's
friend and splits his training time between the outdoor green at
Presteigne and indoor in Islwyn.