Sandra Perković creates history with silver medal win at world championships in USA
- by croatiaweek
- in Sport
ZAGREB, 21 July (Hina) – Croatia’s best track and field athlete, Sandra Perković, won silver in the women’s discus throw event at the World Athletics Championships in the US city of Eugene, Oregon on Wednesday.
Perković was second with a throw of 68.45m, her best result this season. The gold medal went to Chinese Bin Feng (69.12m), while American Valarie Allman took bronze (68.30m).
By winning the silver medal, Perković (32) became the first female discuss thrower in history to win five medals at world championships. It was her 12th medal at major competitions.
Perković began her series in Moscow in 2013 by winning gold. She was second in Beijing two years later and captured another gold in London in 2017. She then won the bronze medal in Doha in 2019 and now the silver in Eugene.
Perković now has nine golds, two silvers and a bronze from Olympic Games and world and European championships. She has two Olympic golds (2012, 2016) and five European titles (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2018).