14 October 2010
New Zealander Val Smith, who had a dismal start to her Commonwealth Games campaign, went within one match of winning the gold medal today.
Eventually the Nelson bowler, the current world singles champion, lost in the final to young English bowler Natalie Melmore 7-6, 11-2.
Smith began her time in Delhi with four losses from her first six games and it seemed she was out of semi-final contention.
However, she fought back gamely and put together a six-match winning streak that took her all the way to the final.