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Sandra Perković Wins Discus Gold at World Championships in London

Sandra Perkovic (Photo: AFP/Archive)

Double Olympic discus champion Sandra Perkovic has won her second World Championship title on Sunday.

Perkovic has won gold at the IAAF World Championships in London with a throw of 70.31 metres in the final.

The Croatian, who has dominated women’s discus in recent times, had earlier qualified for today’s final with a huge throw of 69.67 metres and started the final in style with a throw of 69.30.

In her second attempt, she went one better and threw 70.31 metres, which was the 3rd biggest throw in the history of the World Championships and then went over 70 metres again with her third throw (70.28).

Perkovic threw 69.81 with her fourth attempt, fouled her fifth throw and could not beat her throw of 70.31 in the sixth but it did not matter as she was just too good for the rest of the competition on the night.

Final Standings:

1. Perković (70.31m)
2. Stevens (69.64m)
3. Robert-Michon (66.21m)

Sandra Perković won back to back Olympic golds in Rio last year (Photo credit: Igor Kralj/PIXSELL)

Her victory, at the same stadium where she won Olympic gold in 2012, means Perkovic is now a double Olympic champion (2012, 2016), a four-time European champion (2010, 2012, 2014, 2016), and a two time World champion (2013, 2017).

Croatia finished the 2017 World Championships with two medals after Stipe Zunic won bronze in the Men’s Shot Put final.

 

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