Sandra Perkovic looks to see what mark she threw in the women's Discus at the Paris Diamond League. Photo Credit: @Diamond_League

There is no stopping World Leader Sandra Perkovic who continued with her dominant presence in women’s Discus, winning with yet another Meeting Record (MR) at the Paris Diamond League with a throw of 68.60m.

Perkovic didn’t start brightly, with her first attempt of 47.51m puting her way down on the log, and Denia Caballero occupying top spot having opened up with a massive throw of 63.13m.

However the Croat responded, throwing a big mark of 68.60m in her 2nd attempt which she maintained till the end, erasing her own Meeting Record 68.48m which she threw in 2014.

Perkovic was not the only field event athlete who dominated her event. In the women’s High Jump, only one name reverberated loudly as the untouchable Mariya Lasitskene recorded yet another win.

In fact Lasitskene won in style, winning with a new MR and World Leading (WL) mark of 2.04m, which bettered her previous WL of 2.03m, surpassing Blanka Vlasic’s MR of 2.02m.

It was by no means an easy field, as Heptathlete Nafissatou Thiam finished 2nd with 1.97m, same height as Yuliya Levchenko who finished 3rd in that contest.

In the women’s Triple Jump, Caterine Ibarguen responded after going down to 4th, equaling her Season’s Best of 14.83m to secure the win over Kimberly Williams. The Jamiacan top at some point with 14.56m which she finished 2nd with, as Tori Franklin placed 3rd jumping a mark of 14.49m

In the men’s Pole Vault, Sam Kendricks had to dig deep to shake off the challenge of Armand Duplantis and win with a WL of 5.96m. Duplantis jumped 5.90m to finish 2nd and Renaud Lavillenie 3rd with a height of 5.84m.

Men’s Discus was won by Jamaica’s Fedrick Dacres who threw a distance of 67.01m, as Christoph Harting finished 2nd with 64.80m and Robert Urbanek 3rd throwing 64.68m.

Very proficient in writing and talking about football, but has now found a new love in Athletics. Just a matter of time before I become a master on things pertaining to the tracks. Formerly the Content Manager-Sports at NigerianBulletin and Allsports, Christopher is now a Senior Sports writer at Making of Champions.


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