By Jessica Micallef
Carla Krizanic’s prowess in bowls keeps on delivering.
The Sunbury lawn bowler has been named as a finalist for female athlete of the year in the Victorian Sports Awards.
Krizanic said she was thrilled to become a finalist.
“It was amazing,” she said.
“I wasn’t expecting it … it’s great to be acknowledged.”
Krizanic has been a bowler since she was 15 and played at Keilor and Lalor before joining the Sunbury Bowling Club.
The award nomination comes after a stellar 2018 for the athlete.
Krizanic won two gold medals at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast – in the women’s triples and fours.
She won the women’s state singles championship and claimed the women’s single title at the Australian Championships in Merimbula, New South Wales.
Krizanic said she had her sights set on winning gold, and maintaining her winning streak, in next year’s World Bowls Championships at the Gold Coast.
The Victorian Sports Awards winners will be announced on February 20 at Marvel Stadium.