Vikas Gowda wins first gold for India

Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda clinched the first gold for India as the home team won three medals on the second day to make their presence felt in the 20th Asian Athletics Championships.

Further depletion of star athletes, Qatari Barshim pulls out

Star Qatari high jumper Mutaz Essa Barshim has pulled out of the 20th Asian Athletics Championships due to a back strain.