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Kiwi pole-vaulter won bronze with broken hand and foot


New Zealand's latest pole-vaulting star Imogen Ayris has revealed she not only competed in the final of her event at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games with a broken hand, but also with a broken foot. Ayris told The New Zealand Herald following her bronze medal vault of 4.45m that she discovered a broken bone in her hand earlier this year, caused by an old gymnastics injury. Now Ayris says she found out following the final that her foot was also in a sorry state. "[The pain] was there but it wasn't what I was thinking about, it wasn't what I was worried about," she said. I've jumped with some pretty wacky injuries in the past so it didn't affect me at all.


Source: New Zealand Herald August 05, 2022 11:21 UTC



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