Vikas Gowda

  • CWG 2014: Little chance for track and field stars to replicate 2010 show 3 days ago

    Glasgow: Lacking in preparation and with most of their top stars struggling, India may find it hard to match up their 2010 show when the track and field events of the 20th edition of Commonwealth Games kickstart on Sunday. India had won 12 medals, including two gold, in Delhi but they...
  • Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha May 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha, on Friday. According to information reaching here, Gowda hurled the discuss to a distance of 63.23m, finishing behind Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who took the top spot with a throw of 66.72m. Estonia's...
  • Sports Ministry clears foreign training stints of athletes March 13, 2014

    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 been...
  • India's disappointing show continues at World Athletics Championships August 14, 2013

    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 August 13, 2013

    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 65.19. Malachowski...
  • Vikas Gowda qualifies for final round in Athletics World August 12, 2013

    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 came...
  • Indian women clinch gold in 4x400m relay on final day July 7, 2013

    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, two...
  • Gowda finishes fourth in IAAF Diamond League July 7, 2013

    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 second after...
  • Discus-thrower Vikas Gowda wins first gold for India July 4, 2013

    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 in...
  • Record participation in Asian Athletics Championships June 26, 2013

    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 Athletics...
  • India name 108-strong squad for Asian Athletics June 21, 2013

    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 each...
  • Olympic review: India draw a blank in athletics August 11, 2012

    Unlike other disciplines, there were no expectations of medals from the Indian athletes at the London Olympics in track and field events. And barring a few creditable display – Krishna Poonia and Vikas Gowda in women's and men's discus throw events respectively – there was no performance of note by...
  • Gowda going from strength to strength: Carl Lewis August 8, 2012

    The champion US sprinter says Vikas Gowda finishing 8th in the discus throw final is a sign of good things to come. ...
  • Gowda finishes a lowly 8th in discus throw August 8, 2012

    London: India's Vikas Gowda finished eighth in the men's discus throw event in London Olympics with a below-par effort here Tuesday night. United States-based Gowda hurled the 2kg disc to a distance of 64.79m in his first attempt, well below his personal best of 66.28m which he recorded in the run-up...
  • Go for Glory: Gowda's qualification a big boost August 7, 2012

    CNN-IBN'S panel of experts discusses Vikas Gowda qualifying for the London Olympics discus final on Monday. ...
  • Mary Kom assures a medal, Gowda shines August 7, 2012

    London: MC Mary Kom assured herself at least of a bronze medal when she beat Tunisia's Maroua Rahali to reach the women's flyweight (51kg) semi-finals here on Monday. The five-time world champion thrashed her opponent 15-6 to ensure India its fourth medal in the London Olympics 2012. The 29-year-old won her bout...
  • Discus thrower Gowda qualifies for the final August 6, 2012

    London: Vikas Gowda of India has qualified for the men's discus throw final at the London Olympics here on Monday. The US based Indian threw 65.20 metres in his second attempt to make the cut. The automatic qualification standard for the discus final was set at 65m. Ehsan Hadadi of Iran...
  • Indian athletes seek to redeem reputation August 2, 2012

    London: Indian track and field athletes begin their campaign in the London Olympics on Friday, seeking to redeem their reputation, which lay in tatters due to the doping scandal that marred their splendid show in the 2010 Asian Games. Indian athletics was hit by the steroid doping scandal that involved six...
  • Gowda confident despite fund crisis July 17, 2012

    New Delh: Ace discuss thrower Vikas Gowda says he is neither "distracted" by the scarcity of funds nor intimidated by the higher rankings of his rivals as recent good results at the international stage have given him the confidence of delivering at the London Olympics. Gowda became the first Indian to...