Canterbury gymnast Courtney McGregor vaulted into Commonwealth Games medal contention after securing a silver at the prestigious Pacific Rim international event at Richmond, Canada.
It is the first time a New Zealander has earned a medal at the biennial competition which attracts competitors from the world's leading gymnastic nations, United States, Canada, Japan, China and Australia.
McGregor, 15, from the Christchurch School of Gymnastics club, posted a national record score of 14.312 which bettered the 13.172 that earned her fourth in the vault at World Cup final in Doha last week.
McGregor is also working on a upgraded vault that will see her one of the favourites for a podium finish in Glasgow.
Result: Elsabeth Black (Can) 14.362 1, Courtney McGregor (NZL) 14.312 2, Maegan Chant (Can) 14.287 3.
- Fairfax Media
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