London Olympics 2012: Vikas Gowda qualifies for men`s discus throw final
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London Olympics 2012: Vikas Gowda qualifies for men`s discus throw final

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 07, 2012, 04:41
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London Olympics 2012: Vikas Gowda qualifies for men`s discus throw finalLondon: India's Vikas Gowda became only the seventh Indian to qualify for the finals of the track and field event at the Olympic Games when he hurled the disc to 65.20 metres for an automatic selection.

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Gowda, who trains in the United States, breached the 65m mark in his second attempt, having managed a throw of 63.52 m in his first throw.

The automatic qualification standard for the discus final was set at 65m.

Iran's Ehsan Hadadi was just behind Gowda with a throw of 65.19m.

The finals will be held on Tuesday at 07:45pm local time. (Wednesday morning 12.15am IST).


Gowda is also only the second Indian to make the finals in track and field at the ongoing Games after Krishna Poonia, who eventually finished seventh in women's discus throw.

The other five Indians to make it to the final round of Olympic Games' track and field events are Milkha Singh (400m), Gurbachan Singh Randhawa (110m hurdles), Sriram Singh (800m), P T Usha (400m hurdles) and Anju Bobby George (Long Jump).

PTI

First Published: Monday, August 06, 2012, 15:35

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Pramod khobragade - Nagpur
congrates for qualifying for final round all the best.
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sesappa salian - mangalore
go for go vikash bring gold wish best of luck
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vignesh - KOVILPATTI, TAMIL NADU
advance congrats for the medal..,
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suresh - bangalore
wish u best of luck for gold. Go for gold
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sami nathan - coimbatore,tamil nadu
all d best vikas.
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Milan Chakole - nagpur
All d Best Vikas for medal. I kw u can do it....
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Milan Chakole - nagpur
All d Best Vikas for medal. I kw u can do it....
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Milan Chakole - nagpur
All d Best Vikas for medal. I kw u can do it....
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