Vikas Gowda

  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes 13-03-2014 10:28 PM

    New Delhi: Top Indian track and field athletes, including medal prospects Vikas Gowda and Krishna Poonia, have been cleared by the Sports Ministry for foreign training stints as part of the preparation for the Commonwealth and Asian Games later this year. Poonia, along with his husband and coach Virender, has...
  • India's disappointing show continues at World Athletics Championships 14-08-2013 06:27 PM

    Moscow: India's disappointing show in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships continued with two more athletes brining up the rear in the 50km Race Walk event on Wednesday. National record holder Basanta Bahadur Rana came up with his season's best effort of 3 hour 58 minute and 20 seconds to...
  • Robert Harting wins 3rd straight men's discus at World Championships 13-08-2013 10:16 PM

    Moscow: Olympic champion Robert Harting of Germany won his third straight discus world championship title Tuesday, beating Piotr Malachowski of Poland for gold. Harting threw 69.11 meters and held off Malachowski, who finished with 68.38. Gerd Kanter of Estonia, the 2008 Olympic champion and 2007 world champion, took bronze with...
  • Vikas Gowda qualifies for final round in Athletics World 12-08-2013 06:22 PM

    Moscow: India's Vikas Gowda Monday advanced to the men's discus throw final in the 14th IAAF World Athletics Championships after finishing seventh overall in the qualification round here. National record holder and reigning Asian champion Gowda finished fourth in qualification round A with a best throw of 63.64m which he...
  • Indian women clinch gold in 4x400m relay on final day 07-07-2013 07:59 PM

    Pune: India clinched a gold medal in women's 4x400m relay to finish sixth overall as the curtains were drawn on the 20th Asian Athletics Championships with China confirming their supreme status in the continent here. The home team came up with a rich haul of eight medals - one gold,...
  • Gowda finishes fourth in IAAF Diamond League 07-07-2013 03:47 PM

    New Delhi: Newly-crowned Asian champion Vikas Gowda finished a creditable fourth in the ninth leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League athletics series in Paris. Gowda hurled the iron disc to a distance of 64.45m which he achieved in his third attempt at Stade de France Saturday night. He was...
  • Discus-thrower Vikas Gowda wins first gold for India 04-07-2013 10:11 PM

    Pune: Ace discus-thrower Vikas Gowda clinched the first gold for India as the home team won three medals on the second day to make their presence felt in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships here on Thursday. Gowda, who turns 30 on Friday, threw the iron disc to a creditable 64.90m...
  • Record participation in Asian Athletics Championships 26-06-2013 09:59 PM

    Pune: A record number of athletes and nations will take part in the 20th Asian Athletics Championship which will also witness some top stars of the continent vying for honours here from July 3 to 7. As many as 580 participants from 43 of the 45-member nations of the Asian...
  • India name 108-strong squad for Asian Athletics 21-06-2013 11:44 PM

    New Delhi: Medal prospects Sudha Singh, Vikas Gowda, Krishna Poonia and Tintu Luka were on Friday named in the 110-strong Indian squad for Asian Athletics Championships which will be held in Pune from July 3-7. With India having the luxury to name three athletes each in the 42 events (21...