Croatian Olympic winner in discus throw wins in Stockholm
Croatia's Olympic winner in the women's discus throw, gold medalist Sandra Perkovic, scored a new success at a Diamond League meeting in Stockholm on Friday by throwing an excellent 68.77 metres, only 34 cm shorter than her personal and Croatian record she set at the London Games 13 days ago.
Perkovic reached 66.26m in the third round to break the Stadium standard of 64.76m set by Cuba’s Carmen Romero back in 1980, then watched her reign as record holder end two rounds later as Russia’s Darya Pishchalnikova snatched the lead with a 66.85m throw. Perkovic’s reply was swift and fierce. Her 68.77m effort was the second farthest of her career, behind only her 69.11m throw which gave her the Olympic title.