Havana, August 28 (RHC).. Cuban discus thrower Yaime Perez finished second on Saturday at the Paris Diamond League in Athletics, behind Croatian Sandra Perkovic and ahead of the recent Olympic champion in Tokyo, Valery Allman.
In the controversial system that bets everything on the last attempt, Yaimé, world champion in Doha-2019 and bronze in Tokyo-2020, achieved her best delivery (65.31 m), but was ahead of Perkovic (65.68).
Third was the Tokyo champion, the American Allman (64.51).
Denia Caballero, also from Cuba, finished sixth with 61.95m.
With her second place on Saturday, Yaime received 7 points in the fight for the diamond and is now tied at the top with Perkovic, both with 22 points, followed at a distance by Allman (13).
The biggest spotlight of the meeting went to Francine Niyonsaba (Burundi), banned from running 800 meters by worldathletics for producing high levels of testosterone in her body, who dominated the 3000 meters with 8.19.08 min, world best of the season, national and meeting record.
Swedish star Armand Duplantis confirmed his leadership in the pole vault with 6.01), meeting record, while Grenadian Anderson Petters won the javelin with 85.98 m, ahead of the Tokyo champion, German Vetter, who had the best shot of the day (87.20), but threw less at the time of the definition