Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney stormed onto the international scene, winning the bronze medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in her first ever major event.

Two years later McCartney backed up the bronze with a silver at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

McCartney first made the athletics world take notice of her abilities with a fourth place at the World Under 18 Championships in 2013.

At the end of 2015 McCartney set a world junior pole vault record, clearing 4.64m, just days before her eligibility for a junior record ended.

Since then she has extended her New Zealand record to 4.82m and placed fifth at the World Indoor Championships in Portland, USA.

Eliza is coached by Athletics NZ High Performance Programme coach Jeremy McColl and competes for the North Harbour Bays club.

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Eliza's Games History