Auckland radiographer Nicole Bradley never pictured herself competing at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games, after going through a rough patch in her athletics career. But the hammer thrower is glad she persevered, Newsroom reports, to be one of three Kiwi women throwers at the Games. At an Auckland centre club meeting on the North Shore last December, Bradley threw 70.07m (a personal best by 3m). In doing so, she cemented her case for selection for the two major international championships in 2022.