Karnataka govt presents Rs 5 lakh to Vikas Gowda

Updated: Sep 08, 2011, 21:48 PM IST

Bangalore: Athlete Vikas Gowda, who won a bronze medal in discus throw at the Asian Games in China last year, was today presented with a cheque for Rs five lakh in recognition of the feat.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda felicitated Vikas and handed over the cheque to him.

The chief minister also announced Rs 50 lakh assistance to Vikas for his training in the USA for preparing for the 2012 London Olympics.