Vikas Gowda is a top Indian Discus thrower and Shot putter born on 5th July 1983 in Mysore and brought up in Frederick, Maryland in the United States of America. He did his graduation from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and in 2006, he was the National Champion in the Discus in US NCAA. His father too was a sportsperson who coached the 1988 Indian Olympic Track Team. In 2012 at Oklahoma he made Indian national record in discus throw, with a throw of 66.28 meters which was also his best personal throw. In the shot put his personal record stands at 19.62 meters. He has contested in Olympic Games four times. He failed to reach the finals after finishing 22nd in the qualifying round, with a throw of 60.69 meters in Beijing Olympics 2008.In 2012 London Olympics, Vikas Gowda qualified for the finals, at the fifth place, with a throw of 65.20 meters and finished 8th in the finals. Vikas Gowda’s contact email id, contact number, office address, email id, fax number, phone number, social profiles and website might be shared in this article in order to help fans in contacting him.
In 2013 he won his first gold medal in Asian Championships in Pune, with a throw of 64.90 meters. He grabbed the Gold for India in the 2014 Commonwealth Games with a throw of 63.64m which was his as well as nation’s best moment. He finished seventh in the IAAF World Athletics Championships in Daegu in 2011.Thus becoming the first Indian male athlete ever to reach the finals of World Championships. He won the silver medal at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi in 2010 and bronze medal at the Asian Games in China in 2010. He clinched a gold medal in 2013 and 2015 Asian Athletics Championship. Before Rio Olympics he suffered from injury which made doubtful whether he will participate in the games or not. He qualified for the 2016 Olympics in the discus, after the qualification standard was lowered. Christoph Harting, Piotr Ma?achowski, Daniel Jasinski are various competitors of Vikas Gowda. Vikas Gowda failed to qualify in the men’s discus throw qualifying round. He secured 28th position among 35 athletes at the Rio Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The qualifying mark for the 18 shot putters in Group B was to achieve a throw of 65.50 metres. Vikas threw 57.59 metres and 58.99 in his first attempt at the Olympic Stadium. He managed a 58.70m throw in his third attempt, which was not up to the desired level. Nevertheless, he is considered to be one of the finest Indian discus throwers.
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