Throwholics did a follow up interview with the Queen of Discus after her great performance yesterday. She opened 2015 huge, as already mentioned in our latest article “Sandra Perkovic opens big with 70,08m (229′ 11″)” at 70.08m (229′ 11″).
How have your strength levels changed?
I didn’t change that much , but now take it a bit easier on some exercises. I think that means a lot for throwing because discus weight “only” one kilogram. I am more technical thrower, not the strong one.
How much does Rio impact this season?
A lot, because we are working on “road to Rio” and everything is focused on the Olympic Games. My goal for Rio is really high so I need be very serious about training and everything else if I wanna reach my goal in Rio.
Are you willing to share your goal for Rio?
You will find out my goal in Rio. Let it be a secret ’til then.
Will you be going to warm weather training?
Now I will have little break and then we will restart our preparation for my season which will start in Doha in May. We have great camp here in Croatia, so I don’t need to go anywhere else. It is also warm here.
How often do you video training throws?
Yes I do record my throws . But only when my coach said that I have the need for that.
Any trips out of Europe before the World Championships?
I will compete in Doha and New York . But I prefer to stay home in Europe and prepare for World Championships because I know it’s gonna be a big fight. I need to stay focus.
Who do you consider as the best rivals for the WCs?
In past six years, the distances female discus thrower were able to throw went up from 64m to 70m. Now you have five women who have an equal chance to win a medal in Beijing.
Do you have any passions outside of throwing? What are they?
I have a lots of them . My favorite one in my little dog Lu, who is going with me everywhere except competition. He is my biggest occupation for my free time. Other ways I spend my time is hanging around with my friends and family who I don’t see that often so I miss them a lot.
Edis and I are also movie fans so when we can we like to go to cinema to watch some good new movie.