Newly Sponsored Stiga Player. Rebecca Finn twice beat Denise Payet on her way to taking the gold medal for Northern Ireland.
The 15-year-old from Belfast triumphed over Payet (E-SE) in the group stages and repeated the feat in the final, coming from two sets down and eventually sealing it 3-2 (6-11, 7-11, 13-11, 11-7, 13-11) on her fourth match point.
“I didn’t expect it when I was 2-0 down,” admitted Finn. “I feel beating her in the group did help me – I thought I knew what tactics to use against her and I had the psychological advantage over her.
“But my team cheering me on was definitely my biggest weapon.”
Finn’s path through the KO stage saw her taken to four sets each time, by Anna Hursey (WAL) in the first round, Charlotte Bardsley (E-M) in the quarter-finals and Amy Humphreys (E-SW) in the last four – the latter scoreline 11-3, 9-11, 11-5, 12-10.