JADE O’Dowda took heptathlon bronze at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games.

The former Oxford City AC youngster, from Kidlington, finished with 6,212 points to grab a podium place.

O’Dowda was fifth going into day two at the Alexander Stadium but hauled herself into the medal positions at her first major championships at senior level.

READ MORE: How Jade O'Dowda fared on day one of Commonwealth Games heptathlon 

The highlight was a personal best of 6.52metres in the long jump, which briefly sent her second behind eventual winner Katarina Johnson-Thompson.

“It hasn’t really sunk in," she said.

“On day one, the majority of the events were really solid and I was a bit disappointed with the 200m.

"I’ve been running a lot quicker this year and it didn’t go as well as I wanted it to.

"I managed to pull myself out of it and have a really good long jump. I got quite lucky with the wind as it was swirling around and I got it when it was right behind me.

"The javelin was a solid first round and I finished it off with the 800."

O’Dowda then threw 42.15m in the javelin, enough for third in that event as she fell below Northern Ireland’s Kate O’Connor in the overall standings.

The 22-year-old needed to beat her rival by two seconds in the 800m to snatch silver and gave it everything, crossing the line in 2mins 14.0secs - 0.48 seconds faster than O'Connor.

It was not enough to claim second overall as she finished 21 points behind, but that took nothing away from a brilliant effort.