Vikas Gowda Wins India's First Athletics Gold at Commonwealth Games 2014

Updated: 01 August 2014 11:04 IST

Vikas Gowda bagged gold in discus throw at the Commonwealth Games 2014 with a best throw of 63.64 metres.

Vikas Gowda Wins India's First Athletics Gold at Commonwealth Games 2014
Vikas Shive Gowda in action during CWG 2014. © AP

Glasgow:

Discus thrower Vikas Shive Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here on Thursday. (Day 8 Blog | Medals | Results)

The 31-year-old Gowda converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi in to the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 metres. (Also read: Babita Kumari Wrestles to Gold)

Cypriot Apostolos Parellis took the silver with 63.32m and Jamaican Jason Morgan held on to the bronze with a best throw of 62.34m. (Read: Yogeshwar Dutt Wins Gold in Wrestling)

Topics : Athletics Commonwealth Games 2014
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