Result: Sandra Perkovic wins discus gold

Result: Perkovic wins discus gold
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Discus thrower Sandra Perkovic becomes the first Croatian woman to win an Olympic gold medal.

Croatia's Sandra Perkovic won the gold medal in the final of the women's discus inside London's Olympic Stadium this evening.

The 22-year-old achieved the feat by producing a throw of 69.11m, which is a national record.

In doing so, she has become the first woman from her country to win a gold medal at an Olympic Games.

Russia's Darya Pishchalnikova finished second thanks to a throw of of 67.56m, while Li Yangfeng came third with a distance of 67.22m.

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