Newly crowned bowls champ says there are challenges still to come

Wepiha Te Kanawa

Kua whai wāhi a Shannon McIlroy ki ngā whārangi hitori hākinakina, koia te Māori tuatahi kia toa i te whakataetae ā-ao mō ngā tāne takitahi pirori maita. Engari hei tā McIlroy he wero nui kei mua i te aroaro.

Ko ia te Māori tuatahi ki te kapo ake i te taitara tāne takitahi o te ao. Heoi, he take anō tā Shannon hei whakanui.

“My wife's having a baby in 17 days, it's a new challenge for me and it's something I'm very excited about and looking forward to.”

I tuki rae ki te rae rāua ko tana hoariri nō Kānata ko Ryan Bester. Heoi hei tā McIlroy ko ia tonu te tino wero.

“Throughout the whole singles event I just had this weird feeling that, you know and it was a good feeling that I was going to do really well.”

Ā, koira hoki tana mahi, he oke ururoa i te mahi.

“It just comes down to in your head, your mind space, where you're at, do you want it, and you go and get it. I think if I knew I could keep myself cool and calm under pressure I'll be alright.”

Ko ngā mahi a te pāpā te wero ināianei, i mua i tōna urunga atu ki ngā whakataetae hoa whenua a te tau rua mano tekau mā waru.