Croatia’s Perkovic goes back-to-back in women’s discus throw

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Sandra Perkovic landed the one that mattered, heaving a 69.21 in women’s discus throw to successfully defend her gold medal on Tuesday in Rio.

The 26-year-old nabbed Croatia’s third track and field medal all-time, finishing ahead of France’s Melina Robert-Michon and Cuba’s Denia Caballero.

The United States did not have a finalist in the competition.