Golly Josh, well done
halfway through which made it close again and it stayed that way for the rest of the match,” Josh said.
“We were down playing that last end and down a shot and thankfully Kenny, which is the reason why he got picked, because he was able to play these shots in all our lead up games and trials and he came up with the goods with his last two bowls.”
While family and sporting commitments have taken Josh back to Shepparton where he’s currently living, he aims to return to his hometown in a fortnight to celebrate properly with family and friends.
“It’s been such a whirlwind these past two weeks,” Josh said.
“I still don’t know if it has sunk in for everyone yet, but it’s a really good feeling because I was on a mission for gold and I got it.
“It was great to see my parents and give them both a hug and they got to hold my medal.”
Josh described the opening ceremony as amazing.
“It was a really good build up, you sit in the holding room for an hour and then they rolled us out and with Australia being the last country to come out, we slowly rolled into the stadium over a period of about half an hour and that adrenaline when they announced us was, well, words can’t describe how good that felt,” he said.
“I hung around a few different famous people while walking around the track and stood behind the netballers at one stage.
“My mum messaged me and said my nephews and nieces stayed up and spotted me on TV, so they were pretty happy about that.
“I got on TV about two or three times, the best part was probably when we walked out of the stadium and they were interviewing Mark Knowles (men’s hockey captain) who had the flag duties and just as they started the interview I happened to be walking past him and I stuck my big head in the frame.”
This weekend Josh will head to Bendigo to compete in the state championships.