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24 January 1990
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When Louis Ridout is not competing with the world’s best in bowls competitions around the globe, he is cheering on his beloved Millwall at The Den.
The Lions fan follows his side home and away when he can, so it is a good thing this summer’s Commonwealth Games in Birmingham take place during pre-season.
In reality, it is unlikely anything would stop Ridout from reliving his Commonwealth Games dream on home soil.
The 32-year-old already has experience at a Games, and he will be looking to add to his bronze medal the he won in 2018 on Australia’s Gold Coast this time around.
The two-time British Isles Championship gold medallist rose to prominence in 2015, having taken up the sport at the age of four.
His parents were both stewards at the local club, while his father also played competitively.
He was a force to be reckoned with on the junior circuit, and he is in good form ahead of Birmingham, having won the 2021 Indoor Liberty Trophy and the 2019/20 EIBA National Fours.
With a lot of pedigree around him and even more experience than he had in Australia, there is no reason why Ridout can not hit new heights this summer.