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D-Day looms for Eliza McCartney as injury clouds world champs participation

Eliza McCartney’s renowned positive disposition is facing its toughest test as the Kiwi pole vault phenomenon battles a debilitating Achilles tendon injury that leaves her world championships hopes hanging in the balance.

The Olympic bronze medallist has revealed exclusively to Stuff from her training base in Germany that a meeting this weekend in Belgium could determine whether or not she takes part in the world athletics championships in London starting August 4.

It’s a D-Day of sorts for the darling of New Zealand sport who has had her world champs buildup wrecked by the nagging injury which has left her unable to train at full capacity, let alone compete.

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