Ringwood ace Bethany takes first England athletics medal of Commonwealth Games

Bethany Woodward celebrates her silver medal

Bethany Woodward celebrates her silver medal

First published in Sport

Ringwood's Bethany Woodward won England's first athletics medal of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by taking silver in the T37/38 long jump.

The 21-year-old, who has cerebral palsy, leapt out to a personal best of 4.00 metres, which equated to 750 points.

Woodward, who took 200 metres silver and 4x100m bronze at London 2012, finished 206 points behind dominant Australian gold medallist Jodi Elkington.

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