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World Indoor Champs medal count labelled 'good first step' by Athletics NZ

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 6:37PM
Hamish Kerr competes in the men's high jump during the World Athletics Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo / AP
Hamish Kerr competes in the men's high jump during the World Athletics Indoor Championships at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow, Scotland. Photo / AP

World Indoor Champs medal count labelled 'good first step' by Athletics NZ

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Mon, 4 Mar 2024, 6:37PM

The hopes for New Zealand's Olympic performance have gotten stronger after a record-breaking medal count at the World Indoor Championships.

After silvers were given to shot-putter Tom Walsh and pole vaulter Eliza McCartney over the weekend, the Kiwi contingent has landed two golds on the final day.

Hamish Kerr equalled the Oceania record of 2.36 metres to win the high jump and Geordie Beamish stunned a stellar field to strike gold in the 1500 metres.

Athletics NZ High Performance Director Scott Newman says this is a good foundation ahead of the upcoming Olympics.

"To come through here with four medals at a World Indoor Championships- that's just a great base heading into the Olympics."

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