Perkovic crowned Croatian Sportswoman of the Year

Perkovic named Croatian Sportswoman of the Year
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World discus champion Sandra Perkovic was named Croatian Sportswoman of the Year. Photo credit: Croatian Athletics Federation

Two-time world discus champion Sandra Perkovic was named Croatian Sportswoman of the Year on Tuesday (26) evening.

Perkovic reclaimed the world discus title in London with a throw of 70.31m to go alongside her Olympic gold medals from 2012 and 2016 and her four European discus titles between 2010 and 2016.

Perkovic also surpassed the 70m barrier in four competitions in 2017 including in Bellinzona, Switzerland in July when she extended her lifetime best and Croatian record to 71.41m, the world’s longest mark since 1992.

Perkovic won nine of her eleven competitions in 2017, including the Diamond League final in Brussels with 68.82m. The average mark from her eleven competitions was 68.95m, a mark surpassed only by two other throwers this year.

Gymnast Tin Srbic was named Croatian Sportsman of the Year.