Croatia's Sandra Perkovic competes during the women's discus throw final at the 2013 IAAF World Championships at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow on August 11, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ADRIAN DENNIS (Photo credit should read ADRIAN DENNIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic further underlined her dominance in the women’s Discus as she powered to yet another victory in the Diamond League, winning in Stockholm on Thursday.

Perkovic made it four wins in four outings in this season’s Diamond League, taking her event with a mark of 68.32m. Melina Robert-Michon was 2nd throwing a Season’s Best of 64.96m with Denia Caballero finishing 3rd with 63.85m.

The Croat’s impressive form is such that even when she is not throwing 70m, she still ends up winning, and no doubt Perkovic be looking at retaining her title at the Rio Olympic Games.

In the men’s Triple Jump, Christian Taylor was the only athlete to surpass 17m, winning with a mark of 17.59m. He extended his lead in the Triple Jump and has remained unchallenged this season especially with the absence of Cuba’s Pablo Pedro Pichardo.

Guyana’s Troy Doris finished 2nd with 16.70m and Chris Carter 3rd with 16.52m. Nigeria’s Tosin Oke was also in action in the event and he finished 5th with a mark of 16.30m.

Meanwhile in the Women’s Long Jump, Serbia’s Ivana Spanovic is another athlete who is in great form as she has consistently proven. Spanovic won with a mark of 6.90m with Olympic champion Brittney Reese narrowly finishing 2nd with 6.88m and World Champion Tianna Bartoletta 3rd with 6.68m.

The men’s Pole Vault did not light up until the 5.65m when Olympic champion, Renaud Lavillenie entered the competition with his very first jump. Interestingly, he alongside world champion Shawn Barber didn’t clear the height until their very third attempt.

Barber exited at 5.65m to finish 2nd, but Lavillenie progressed and won the competition after clear the next height of 5.73m. Mareks Arents finished 3rd with 5.50m.

As expected, the men’s Javelin was keenly contested with Egypt’s Ihab Abdelrahman winning with 86.00m and Thomas Rohler 2nd in 85.89m. Julius Yego finished 3rd landing the spear at 83.09m.

Ruth Beitia continued to stun people at 37, winning the women’s high jump scaling 1.93m with Alessis Trost 2nd with 1.90m, same height as Kamila Licwinko who was 3rd.

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Athletics coverage was a discovery, having to move away from regularly writing about Football. Although it was initially daunting, but now being an authority in it makes the past effort worthwhile. From travelling on the same international flight with Nigerian athletes, to knowing you could easily interview: World Record holder Tobi Amusan, then Ese Brume, I have cut my teeth in this beat earning the trust of Athletics sources. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at Ringier media Nigeria, Chris is a Senior Sports writer, Photographer & Community manager at Making of Champions.


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