ALEX HEINKE reports.
Diamonds defender Julie Corletto admits she is “pretty much broken now”, but a World Cup gold medal was helping to ease the pain for the retiring star.
The champion goal defence was walking around with two ice packs on her knees and a moon boot on her foot after the Diamonds’ win over New Zealand in Sunday’s final.
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An emotional Corletto almost broke down when she spoke about what it had meant for her to win a third World Cup title in her final game for Australia, describing the battle she had faced to get to the finish line.
The Diamonds held off arch rivals New Zealand to claim their third consecutive Netball World Cup crown with a 58-55 win in front of a packed Allphones Arena in Sydney.
After a shock loss to the Silver Ferns on day three of the tournament, the Diamonds exacted revenge when it mattered to claim Australia’s 11th world title.