Croatian discus champion Sandra Perković has continued her dominance in the sport by winning gold today at the Birmingham Diamond League meeting.
The 27-year-old, who won her second World Championship title last Sunday at the IAAF World Championships in London, won with a throw of 67.51 metres.
Perković’s winning throw, which she threw in her 3rd attempt in the final, was more than 2 metres further than that of silver medal winner Denia Caballero from Cuba (65.24 metres). Yaime Perez, also from Cuba, won bronze with a throw of 65.11.
The win was her 36th Diamond League victory in 46 appearances. She is already assured of a place in the Diamond League final in Brussels, leading with 31 points.
Perković’s win last week at the IAAF World Championships in London means she now has 2 Olympic and 2 World titles to go with her four European titles.
History repeats itself ?5 years ago I won my first Olympic Gold in this stadium. Tonight, I got to “dance” in the same circle with the gold medal around my neck ?. Croatian anthem was played and Croatian flag was raised in London Stadium again ??I am overwhelmed with the emotions right now and I just want to say big thank you to my family, my team, and everyone who is supporting my journey ?? Your DISCUS QUEEN ??? #WorldChampion2017 #London2017 #TeamSP #AnotherOne #Weltmeister #Gold #GoldenGirl #TrackAndField #Discus #WCH #Croatia
She will take part next in the Hanžeković Memorial in Zagreb on 28-29 August 2017.