|Date of Birth
24 January 1990
|Place of Birth
Louis Ridout has still not watched back his golden moment on the greens in Birmingham.
Torquay-born Ridout clinched men’s triples gold in the most dramatic fashion alongside Jamie Chestney and Nick Brett at the spiritual home of the sport last year, withstanding an audacious Australian comeback to seal victory in the final end.
When 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 the Games take place during preseason.
The 32-year-old has prior experience of the Commonwealth Games, having won bronze at Gold Coast in 2018.
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.