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)

Sandra Perkovic stretched her dominance in women’s Discus throwing a new Meet Record of 69.94m to win at the London Diamond League.

The Croatian is yet to lose this year and making a comeback to the scene of her 2012 Olympic triumph. Perkovic who was beaten at the 2015 World Championships has further underlined her intent of retaining her title in Rio.

Australia’s Dani Williams who was the closest challenger to Perkovic, threw a distance of 64.10m to finish 2nd and Jade Lally 3rd with 61.65m

Meanwhile in the women’s Long Jump event, Heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson leapt to a Season’s Best of 6.84m to win the event. Her British compatriot Shara Proctor finished 2nd with 6.80m and Funmi Jimoh 3rd with 6.65m.

While in the men’s Long Jump, China’s Gao Xinglong won the event with a leap of 8.11m. Jamaica’s Damar Forbes was 2nd with 8.05m and Michael Hartfield 3rd with 8.01m.

Katerina Stefanidi showed why she is being tipped as the one to beat in women’s Pole Vault, scaling the best height of 4.80m. Cuba’s Yarisley Silva was beaten to 2nd in 4.72m and Eliza McCartney 3rd with 4.62m.

In the men’s Shot Pot, Joe Kovacs yet again went past 22m as he won the keenly contested event with a throw of 22.04m. Tom Walsh three an SB of 21.54m to finish 2nd and David Storl 3rd.

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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