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Kiwi pole vault star Eliza McCartney well short of best at Stockholm Diamond League

Eliza McCartney failed to clear 4.40m on three occasions as she finished well short of her best at the latest Diamond League meeting in Stockholm, Sweden.

Just days after failing to clear any height in Norway, the 20-year-old Olympic bronze medallist could only manage 4.20m before being eliminated from the women’s pole vault.

The two performances will be of concern ahead of August’s world championships, significantly dropping off from the 4.75m she cleared in Rome at the beginning of the month and nowhere near her personal best of 4.82m.

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