| Rank in discus throwing at the 2012 Olympic Games in London: 1. Sandra Perković, Croatia, 69.11 m, winner of the Olympic gold medal, 2. Darya Pishchalnikova, Russia, silver medal, 3. Li Yanfeng, China, bronze medal. The 4th place was won by Stephanie Brown Trafton, USA. This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Croatian sport. |
Sandra in tears at the moment of becoming aware that she has won the Olympic gold.
Sandra Perković winner of the Olympic gold in Discus throwing, Olympic Games in London 2012
1. Sandra Perković, CROATIA, 69.11 m
Sandra Perkovic won the Olympic women's discus title with a Croatian national record throw of 69.11m. This is one of the greatest achievements in the history of Croatian sports.
Sandra Perković, citizen of Croatia's capital Zagreb
Perkovic took the lead in the second round with 68.11m and added one metre in the next for what proved to be the winning distance.
Russia's Darya Pishchalnikova won silver with a throw of 67.56m in the penultimate round.
China's world champion Li Yanfeng took bronze, and Beijing champion Stephanie Brown Trafton of the US was fourth.
|The Croatian Sandra PERKOVIC took the lead of the competition in the 2nd round with 68,11m and was out of reach of all the other competitors, improving her personal best with 69,11m in the 3rd round for a clear win. She had also a much better control of her technique and trajectories than the other throwers. The 2nd was finally the Russian Darya PISCHALNIKOVA with 67,56m in the 5th round taking the silver medal from the Chinese LI Yanfeng who had only one good throw with 67,22m in the 2nd.|
Formated for CROWN by Darko Žubrinić
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