18 Jun 2021

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney's final chance to qualify for Tokyo Olympics

From Checkpoint, 6:18 pm on 18 June 2021

Pole vaulter Eliza McCartney has one last chance to qualify for the Olympics tomorrow.

The 24 year old has been plagued with injuries since winning bronze at the Rio Games in 2016.

She has twice attempted to reach the Olympic standard in recent weeks but her ongoing archilles and ankle issues have kept her well below her best.

McCartney admits the odds of her gaining Olympic qualification aren't great but told Barry Guy she feels obliged to give Tokyo one last attempt.