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Vikas Gowda wins bronze at the IAAF Diamond League

The discus thrower has been in fine form in 2015.

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News 17 May 2015, 18:01 IST
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Vikas Gowda hurled a distance of 63.90m to clinch the bronze

Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued his fine run in 2015, by clinching the bronze in the second leg of the IAAF Diamond League, being played in Shanghai on Sunday.

The 31-year-old Mysore-born athlete hurled a distance of 63.90m in his fifth attempt to clinch the third spot behind Poland’s Robert Urbanek, who won silver with a throw of 64.47m and fellow countrymen Piotr Malachowski who clinched gold with a throw of 64.65m.

Gowda achieved his seasons’s best at La Jolla in California last month, where he hurled a distance of 65.75m. He had finished overall fourth in the Diamond League series last year by collecting 2 points, owing to his second -place finish in the Doha leg and was awarded a sum of $3000 as prize money.

For winning the bronze at the Diamond League, this year, he will take home an amount of $4000 and will also collect a Diamond League point.

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