Hamstring niggle forces Kiwi pole vaulter Eliza McCartney to bypass Doha meet

Kiwi pole vault ace Eliza McCartney is taking no chances with injuries in 2018, and will miss her scheduled Diamond League opener to rest a hamstring niggle that cropped up in training.

McCartney’s coach Jeremy McColl told Stuff that it was an easy decision to bypass this weekend’s meet in Doha where his charge was due to renew her rivalry with the sport’s top practitioners, including Olympic and world champion Katerina Stefanidi and top American Sandi Morris who has been pushing hard to unseat the in-from Greek.

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