Eliza McCartney opens up on Commonwealth Games silver - 'It's never not special'

Source: 1News

Kiwi pole vault star Eliza McCartney was her usual, smiley self as the New Zealand Commonwealth Games team returned home from the Gold Coast last night.

McCartney, 21, bought home a silver medal from the Gold Coast, just one of New Zealand's record haul from an overseas games.

Speaking to 1 NEWS, McCartney opened up about coming to terms with her achievement.

"It's just incredible bringing home a medal, every single time," she said.

"I've only had two competitions like this, but it's never not special.

"Even though I was not that happy with the height that I jumped, in time I think I will be happy because it was the first time at the Commonwealth Games, but I'll never not be happy with the fact that I'm bringing home a medal."