VAULTER VAULTER

Commonwealth Games pole vault trio the product of a special environment

The Rio Olympics did big things for pole vault in New Zealand but the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games are set to do more.

Pole vaulters make up a fifth of the athletics team that was named on Friday, for the event which runs from April 4 to 15.

Eliza McCartney, the Rio bronze medallist, leads the way, and is joined by Olivia McTaggart, the 18-year-old who is breaking her national age-group records, and Nick Southgate, a five-time national champion.

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