Eliza McCartney achieved a podium finish at a Diamond League athletics meeting in Switzerland.

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The New Zealand pole vaulter cleared a height of 4.71m, securing her third place in the competition.

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This performance comes after McCartney's return to Diamond League level following a series of injury setbacks.

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McCartney's previous top-three finish was in May 2018 when she secured second place in Eugene, Oregon.

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During the competition, McCartney initially took the lead after clearing 4.71m.

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Wilma Murto, the European champion, surpassed McCartney by clearing 4.77m on her first attempt.

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Katie Moon, the reigning Olympic champion, vaulted 4.82m on her third and final attempt, surpassing Murto's height and ultimately winning the event.

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McCartney expressed her happiness and gratitude for being back at this level of competition after a long hiatus.

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She was pleased with her performance, as she opened the season with a strong clearance of 4.71m and felt she had more to offer.

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In other events, shot putter Tom Walsh finished second behind the world record-holder.

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