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PERKOVIC THROWS 71.41M! NR
From IAAF - Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic grabbed the headlines at the Galà dei Castelli in Bellinzona with an impressive world leading mark and a national record of 71.41m, the best throw in the world since 1992. The Croatian produced the best series of her career with another throw beyond 70 metres in the sixth round with 70.05m, two more throws beyond 69 metres (69.08m and 69.02m in rounds one and five respectively) plus 65.77m in the third and 66.87m in the fourth. It’s the first time since 1990 that someone has thrown beyond 70 metres twice and beyond 69 metres four times within one series. “It was very important to have a consistent series of throws,” said Perkovic. “I set my previous personal best of 71.08m in Zurich when I won the European title in 2014. The atmosphere was perfect. I was expecting to throw far but it was a surprise to throw over 71 metres. The fact that I threw 70.05m in the sixth attempt shows that I am in very good shape. “It’s a tough season as I am looking for something special at the World Championships,” added Perkovic who, somewhat unusually, has been beaten twice so far this year. “I am still working for London and I have three weeks of training before London. I will be fresh in London and I hope I can improve my world leading mark again. Bellinzona was a fine competition but the World Championships is a World Championships.” The organisers of the Galà dei Castelli adopted the same format as the IAAF Diamond League meetings by holding both the men’s and women’s discus events at the same time. USA’s Mason Finley won the men’s contest with a third-round throw of 65.48m, beating Olympic champion Christoph Harting, who produced his best throw of 63.34m in the third round.
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Translation - Biberach - David Storl has won the shotgun meeting for the Vollmer Cup at the Biberach market square. Germany's top striker scored 21.53 meters and put the Portuguese Tsanko Arnaudov (20.98 meters) and Francisco Belo (20.85 meters) in second and third place. The competition for athletes with handicap decided Niko Kappel with the German record of 13.81 meters before Sebastian Dietz for himself. In the U20 competition Pascal Eichler (19.65 meters) prevailed against Tobias KÃ¶hler (19.60 meters). About 1700 spectators watched the competition in Biberach's good room.
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