Lorde's Support For Kiwi Olympian

Publish Date
Sunday, 21 August 2016, 2:38PM
Photos: Getty Images

Photos: Getty Images

Lorde took to Twitter to join the thousands of Kiwis congratulating McCartney - whose bronze medal took New Zealand's medal tally at the Rio Games to 16 - tweeting: "AHHHHHH CRUSHED IT ELIZA!"


In the lead-up to McCartney's medal-winning effort in today women's pole vault final, Lorde's mother, Sonja Yelich, posted a picture of the athlete on her Instagram account: "This is Eliza McCartney - just the nicest person ever - and a finalist in today's pole vault in Rio.

"When they were kids at Vauxhall School in Devonport, Ella & Eliza were in the same netball team. And now look!

"NZ wishes you all the luck in the world, Eliza. Go get it."

- Herald on Sunday