Child takes silver behind Kaliese Spencer in 400m hurdles
Eilidh Child took silver in the 400m hurdles on Thursday night. A standing ovation of 40,000 clapped and stamped her around her victory lap after the poster girl for this games won a second Commonwealth medal to add to the one she took in Delhi four years ago.
It was not the gold she had hoped for and so Scotlandâ€™s 20-year wait for that particular metal goes on. But it was the high point of a great night for the home nationsâ€™ women and for a crowd who have proven themselves more than generously inclined towards their southerly neighbours. Childâ€™s race had always been going to be the main show but the dramatic entrance of young English talent stole several scenes and brought medals galore.