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News Team Henselite COMMONWEALTH GAMES PROFILE: Carla Krizanic
April 7, 2018
Carla Krizanic

Bowls Club: Sunbury, VIC
Occupation: Registered nurse
2nd Commonwealth Games

How did you get started with bowls?
I started at 15 and watched my sister play juniors for Victoria and eventually joined her. My dad was the biggest influence on us all starting. He was the only bowler in the family at time. My mum has since joined the rest of us.

When did you realise that bowls was something you wanted to pursue to the highest level?
I played U/25s Trans Tasman in 2010 and was blown away with thrill of playing in green and gold. I really set my goals after that and haven't looked back.

What do you like most about the sport?
The fact that anyone can play, young, old, male, female and people with disabilities. Itís the most inclusive sport and I'm proud to be a part of it.

What has been the highlight of your career to date and why?
At the World Championships in 2016 we won gold in the fours and triples. I still can't believe it happened. Sharing that experience with my amazing teammates was incredible.

Who has influenced you the most in your bowling career?
Mark Cowan has been my coach since I was a teenager. He has always looked out for me and been an amazing support through the highs and lows.

What bowls do you use?†
Dreamline XGs. Love, love, love them!

What do you like about these bowls?
I felt comfortable with them from first roll. A great fit in the hand and a predictable line.

Which events are you contesting?
Triples and fours

What are you most looking forward to?
Itís been a lot of preparation I'm just looking forward to putting the hard work into action.

Who or what inspires you?
I have a job that reminds me every day how important it is to live your life to the most. I always make the best of every opportunity I have in bowls and enjoy the experience.

Outside bowls, what else do you enjoy doing?
Spending time camping and hiking with my husband and beautiful beagle, Abbie.