Sandra Perkovic in the discus at the IAAF Continental Cup (Getty Images) © Copyright
Preview Marrakech, Morocco

Preview: women's discus – IAAF Continental Cup, Marrakech 2014

Europe’s Sandra Perkovic has produced seven of the eight best throws in the world this year, topping the global order in 2014 with the 71.08m effort that won the 24-year-old Croatian her third successive European title in Zurich last month.

Her one defeat in 12 competitions thus far in 2014 was inflicted by Gia Lewis-Smallwood of the US at the Glasgow IAAF Diamond League meeting in July. Lewis-Smallwood is No.2 on the world list with 69.17m and will be representing the Americas in Marrakech.

The line-up also includes Dani Samuels, the 2009 world champion. The Australian, who won Commonwealth Games gold in Glasgow in July, lies third on the 2014 world list with 67.99m.

Simon Turnbull for the IAAF