Kiwi pole vaulter Eliza McCartney still hopes to soar at worlds despite setbacks

It takes a lot to extinguish the enthusiasm and optimism of Kiwi pole vault sensation Eliza McCartney.

So even though the 20-year-old from Devonport will compete at the world athletics championships at London’s Olympic stadium on Saturday morning (NZT) with the equivalent of the handbrake on, she remains hopeful of recapturing the lightning in the bottle that saw her vault her way into Kiwi hearts at the Rio Olympics last year.

Given what we’ve seen from this remarkable young athlete so far, you wouldn’t put it past her either.

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