Golly Josh, well done

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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.

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