Pishchalnikova misses out on discus throw gold
Pishchalnikova entered the competition as a favorite, owning the season’s best of 70.69 meters – the longest throw in the world for the last 20 years.
But the 27-year-old couldn’t perform on the same level in London, sending her discus only to the 67.56-meter mark.
The Russian couldn’t hold her tears when she saw that the result of her final try wasn’t good enough to beat the 69.11-meter throw by Perkovic.
Li Yanfeng brought another medal for China, finishing the night in third, with 67.22 meters.