11 Apr 2018

Julia Ratcliffe: From cow paddocks to gold medals

From Morning Report, 7:25 am on 11 April 2018

New Zealand's Julia Ratcliffe won gold in the women's hammer throw at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games last night to claim the team's fourth athletics medal. The 24-year-old was in dominant form, producing the two biggest throws of the night - her best effort flying 69.94 metres. A silver medallist at the 2014 Glasgow Games, Ratcliffe told RNZ's Joe Porter her journey to gold went from muddy paddocks to an ivy league university and back again.