Discus Throw

  • Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha 10-05-2014 08:24 AM

    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....
  • It's offical now: No Khel Ratna for Krishna Poonia 22-08-2013 09:47 PM

    New Delhi: Putting an end to all speculations, the Sports Ministry on Thursday confirmed that it will stick to the original list of winners for the Khel Ratna and Arjuna awards thereby dashing discus thrower Krishna Poonia's hopes of getting country's highest sporting honour. The Ministry also confirmed that in...
  • I was only raising my voice against wrong done to me: Poonia 21-08-2013 08:39 PM

    New Delhi: Discuss thrower Krishna Poonia on Wednesday rubbished allegations that she had lobbied for the prestigious Khel Ratna award, saying she was only raising her voice against the "injustice" meted out to her. "I want to clarify that I was not doing any lobbying. Wrong has been done to...
  • Suspense remains on Krishna Poonia for Khel Ratna 19-08-2013 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: The Sports Ministry is expected to take a decision on Tuesday on ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia's plea to include her name for the prestigious Khel Ratna award besides also deciding on the final list of Arjuna awardees. Sports Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday had one round of...
  • Olympians and Arjuna awardees support Poonia for Khel Ratna 18-08-2013 07:00 PM

    New Delhi: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia on Sunday got ore support for her recommendation for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award with Olympians, including London Games bronze medallist Yogeshwar Dutt, throwing their weight behind her. Prominent Olympians and Arjun awardees were of the view that Poonia should also...
  • 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...
  • Poonia, Paralympian Girisha doubt the process to award Khel Ratna 14-08-2013 02:49 PM

    New Delhi: India's discus-thrower Krishna Poonia has claimed that voting for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award, which was on Tuesday decided by the government to be conferred upon double trap shooter Ronjan Sodhi, is manipulated. Joining Poonia in that uproar after being ignored is Paralympics silver medallist Girisha...
  • 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...
  • Sandra Perkovic wins women's discus at World Championships 12-08-2013 09:35 AM

    Moscow: Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic of Croatia won the women's discus gold medal Sunday at the World Championships, beating Melina Robert-Michon of France. Yarelys Barrios of Cuba took bronze. Perkovic threw 67.99 meters to keep her one-year unbeaten streak going. Robert-Michon finished with a French record of 66.28 on her...
  • Broken nose shatters Natalia Semenova's discus hopes 10-08-2013 02:27 PM

    Moscow: Natalia Semenova's hopes of reaching the discus final at the world championships were shattered when the Ukrainian suffered a bloodied and broken nose in a freak accident just before Saturday's qualifying round. The European championship bronze medallist was accidentally hit in the face by Polish athlete Zaneta Glanc who...
  • Gowda going from strength to strength: Carl Lewis 08-08-2012 05:15 PM

    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 08-08-2012 02:00 AM

    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...
  • Go for Glory: Gowda's qualification a big boost 07-08-2012 12:17 AM

    CNN-IBN'S panel of experts discusses Vikas Gowda qualifying for the London Olympics discus final on Monday. ...
  • Discus thrower Gowda qualifies for the final 06-08-2012 03:30 PM

    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...
  • I will do better in next Olympics: Poonia 05-08-2012 05:03 PM

    London: Ace discus thrower Krishna Poonia is satisfied with her seventh place finish at the London Games and said she will now aim to do better in the next Olympics in Brazil. Poonia hurled the discus to a distance of 63.62m, which is more than a metre below her personal...
  • Krishna Poonia finishes 7th in discus throw 05-08-2012 01:33 AM

    London: Indian discus thrower Krishna Poonia finished a creditable seventh in the women's discus throw while the gold medal was won by Sandra Perkovic of Croatia in the 2012 London Games at the Olympic Stadium here on Saturday. Sandra took the gold with throw of 69.11 metres, a national record,...
  • Poonia qualifies for discus final, Seema out 04-08-2012 03:03 AM

    London: India's medal hope Krishna Poonia on Friday qualified for the womens discus throw final round in London Olympics after finishing eighth in the qualification round while her compatriot Seema Antil missed out by a whisker on the first day of track and field events in London. Poonia began with...
  • Poonia braces herself up for stiff challenge 16-07-2012 01:42 PM

    Discus-thrower Krishna Poonia made a name for herself by winning a gold in the 2010 Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. She followed it up with a bronze at the Asian Games in Guangzhou later that year. The entire country went into frenzy when she became the first Indian woman to...
  • Gowda wins silver at Asian Championship 07-07-2011 11:43 AM

    Kobe: Rattled by dope scandals, Indian athletics finally has something to cheer about after discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a silver medal despite a below-par on the opening day of the 19th Asian Championships here on Thursday. National record holder Gowda finished second with an effort of 61.58m, much below...
  • Poonia accepts Samuels' challenge 20-10-2010 01:01 PM

    CWG champion Poonia says if the country and his coach permit, she is ready to take on the world champion Samuels in the challenge of supremacy. ...
  • TN just won't honour this athlete 21-12-2006 08:11 PM

    ...
  • Asiad: Indian eve tests +ve for dope 03-12-2006 02:01 PM

    ...