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Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won Gold at Jamaican International Invitation meet

May 11, 2015 14:10 IST

Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda on 10 May 2015 won Gold at Jamaican International Invitation meet.  The meet was held in Kingston, Jamaica. He came up with an effort of 65.14m to win his event.

Chad Wright of Jamaica was second with a throw of 61.84m while Jared Schuurmans of United States was third with an effort of 61.62m.

Gowda, the reigning Commonwealth Games champion and Silver medal winnerof 2014 Asian Games, has thrown the discus over 65m three times in the last three weeks.

The 31-year-old national record holder first came up with a throw of 65.25m at Chula Vista on 24 April 2015 to qualify for World Championships in Beijing in August 2015.

The United States-based Indian is yet to qualify for next year's Rio Olympics for which he need to cross the qualifying standard of 66m. His national record stands at 66.28m.

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