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Vikas Gowda of Karnataka won gold medal in men's athletics

Aug 2, 2014 16:34 IST

Vikas Gowda of Karnataka on 31 July 2014 won a gold medal in discus throw in Men's Track events at 2014 Commonwealth Games at Glasgow, Scotland.

With this Gowda became the first person to win a gold medal for India in 56 years in Men's Athletics after Milkha Singh. He won Gold medal in 2014 Commonwealth Games by throwing discus at a distance of 63.64 meters while his best was 66.90 meters.

Milkha Singh was the only man to win a gold medal for India in 1958 in Commonwealth Games in track events prior to this tournament.

About Vikas Gowda
• Vikas Gowda is from Mysore (Karnataka) and was born on 5 July 1983 is an Indian discus thrower and Shot putter.
• Vikas's father, Shive has coached Indian Olympic Track Team in 1988.
• In 2006, Vikas won US National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Championship in Discus.
• He is an alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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