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Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 

Croatia's best discus thrower Perkovic becomes five-time European champion

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Zagreb, 12 August 2018 (MIA) - Croatia's best track and field athlete, Sandra Perkovic, won her fifth European title in discus throw in a row, with a 67.62-metre-long throw on Saturday evening during the Athletics Championships in Berlin, Hina reports.

The silver and the bronze medal went to two German athletes: Nadine Muller (63.00) and Shanice Craft (62.46).

Perkovic, born on 21 June 1990 in Zagreb, is a two-time Olympic (2012, 2016) and World (2013, 2017) champion.

The European Athletics Championships in Berlin is being staged 7-12 August and Perkovic's medal is the first for Croatia.

She is the first athlete to win five European titles in a row in the track and field contests. ik/09:57

 

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