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5 women who lit up the 2016 Diamond League

Niall Murray
Modified 11 Sep 2016
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#2 Sandra Perkovic

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 16:  Sandra Perkovic of Croatia reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women
Nobody has been able to get close to Sandra Perkovic this season

The Croatian discus thrower has completely dominated her discipline all season. It didn’t matter which city the Diamond League was being held, you could put your mortgage on Sandra Perkovi emerging victorious.

She didn’t just win her Diamond Race, she owned it. The Olympic champion won all seven Diamond League discus events, accumulating the maximum 80 points that were on offer.

The Croatian athlete achieved as close to a perfect season as she could have hoped for and capped it off with her fifth Diamond League trophy in a row. The worrying thing for Perkovic’s opponents is that she’s going nowhere. She’s only 26-years-old and at the very least has one more Olympic cycle left in her.

She’s cemented her legacy as one of the true queens of the throwing circle.

Published 11 Sep 2016, 16:42 IST
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