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Vikas Gowda clinches Gold at the 2015 Asian Athletics Championships

Modified 06 Jun 2015
Vikas Gowda has been in very good form in 2015

In more excellent coming in for India from the Asian Athletics Championships, being played in Wuhan, China, Discuss thrower Vikas Gowda has clinched the Gold with a throw of 62.03m.

This is India’s second Gold medal of the day and third overall after Lalita Babar clinched the in the 3000m steeplechase event earlier in the day and Inderjeet Singh won Gold on Day One if the competition in the Shot Put.

The 31-year-old Mysore-born athlete has had a very good 2015 so far. He won the bronze at the IAAF Diamond League that were held in Shanghai in May with a throw of 63.90m and also clinched the Triton Invitational, prior to that, that were being played at San Diego with an effort of 65.75m and a few days, before winning the event, had qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympics.

This is Gowda’s second consecutive Gold at the Asian Athletics Championships. He had finished on top of the podium in the 2013 edition of the Championships as well, held in Pune with an effort of 64.90m.

Published 06 Jun 2015, 17:10 IST
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