Kiwi pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart to miss world champs after wrist surgery

Kiwi pole vaulter Olivia McTaggart will miss the upcoming world championships in Qatar, after a wrist injury suffered in Auckland last week.

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McTaggart was thankfully able to walk away from the incident in Auckland. Source: 1 NEWS

McTaggart, 19, will undergo surgery next week, having suffered a wrist injury after a snapped pole at Auckland's Vertical Pursuit last weekend.

The Kiwi teen was attempting to clear 4.40m, with disaster striking on her first attempt.

However, despite struggling to overcome 4.40m, McTaggart was still able to win the event on Auckland's Federal Street, her 4.27m clearance enough to seal the win.

Taking to Instagram, McTaggart revealed the extent of her injury, needing surgery and time to recover.

"Surgery on my wrist happens Tuesday," she wrote.

"Not what I was hoping for at all but it's the best option and I'm grateful for the team I've got behind me. Onwards and upwards."

McTaggart will now be forced to watch from the sildelines during September's world championships in Doha, as well as the Oceania championships in June.