Vikas Gowda

Asian Athletics Championships: India win two gold in haul of seven medals on Day 1

Asian Athletics Championships: India win two gold in haul of seven medals on Day 1

Birthday girl Manpreet opened India's gold medal account with a career second best throw of 18.28m. She upstaged defending champion Chinese Guo Tianqian to give herself a perfect birthday gift at the packed Kalinga Stadium.

Jul 06, 2017, 21:20 PM IST
Asian Athletics Championships: All Indians qualify for final rounds in morning session

Asian Athletics Championships: All Indians qualify for final rounds in morning session

In the evening session on Day 1, national record holder discus thrower Vikas Gowda will hope to make it a hat-trick of Asian Championship titles after winning gold in Wuhan (2015) and Pune (2013).

Jul 06, 2017, 16:41 PM IST
Asian Athletics Championships 2017: Six gold medal prospects for India

Asian Athletics Championships 2017: Six gold medal prospects for India

The four-day long meet will witness as many as 95 Indian athletes competing against the best in Asia. India finished a credible third, with 13 medals - four gold, five silver and four bronze) in the previous edition held at Wuhan, China in 2015.

Jul 05, 2017, 20:16 PM IST
Asian Athletics Championships: India names 95-member jumbo squad for Bhubaneswar event

Asian Athletics Championships: India names 95-member jumbo squad for Bhubaneswar event

The event also has added importance as all the gold winners will automatically qualify for the World Athletics Championships to be held in London in August.

Jun 28, 2017, 22:11 PM IST
India at Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Vikas Krishan, Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna bring cheer on dismal day

India at Rio Olympics 2016, Day 7 Recap: Vikas Krishan, Sania Mirza-Rohan Bopanna bring cheer on dismal day

Sania and Bopanna entered the semi-finals of the mixed doubles tennis event by defeating Andy Murray and Heather Watson of Britain in straight sets.

Aug 13, 2016, 09:29 AM IST
Vikas Gowda suffers injury, his Rio Olympics participation subject to fitness

Vikas Gowda suffers injury, his Rio Olympics participation subject to fitness

Gowda's father had informed the federation that Gowda has suffered a "minor" shoulder injury. 

Jul 12, 2016, 21:14 PM IST
2016 Rio Olympics: Complete list of Indian athletes qualified for XXXI Olympiad so far

2016 Rio Olympics: Complete list of Indian athletes qualified for XXXI Olympiad so far

The Indian Olympic Association is going to send the nation's largest ever delegation.

Jul 11, 2016, 23:10 PM IST
Indian athletics in 2015: Dutee's landmark case, Rio Olympics berths for 15 high points

Indian athletics in 2015: Dutee's landmark case, Rio Olympics berths for 15 high points

Indian athletics is yet to open its medal account in the Olympics but track and field contingent is set to be a sizeable one in the Rio Games next year with 15 having made the cut so far.

Dec 20, 2015, 20:47 PM IST
Vikas Gowda qualifies for Rio Olympics after revision of entry standards

Vikas Gowda qualifies for Rio Olympics after revision of entry standards

IAAF Council decided to lower the cut-off mark to 65.00 metres.

Dec 12, 2015, 16:02 PM IST
Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at Beijing World Athletics Championships

Vikas Gowda finishes 9th, Indian athletes disappoint at Beijing World Athletics Championships

Indian athletes continued their disappointing performance in the World Championships as country's best hope Vikas Gowda finished a poor ninth in the final round of the men's discus throw event on the penultimate day of competitions here on Saturday.

Aug 29, 2015, 20:41 PM IST
Vikas Gowda enters discus final at World Athletics Championships

Vikas Gowda enters discus final at World Athletics Championships

 Two-time Asian Championships gold medallist Vikas Gowda expectedly reached the discus throw final with a best attempt of 63.86 metres in the qualifiers at the World Athletics Championships here on Thursday.

Aug 27, 2015, 13:02 PM IST
World Athletics Championship, Day 5: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for semis, Lalita Babar finishes 8th

World Athletics Championship, Day 5: Tintu Luka fails to qualify for semis, Lalita Babar finishes 8th

Lalita Babar finished a creditable eighth in the 3000m steeplechase event while Tintu Luka crashed out in the first round heats of the 800m race on the fifth day of the World Athletics Championships here today.

Aug 26, 2015, 21:35 PM IST
Indians begin campaign in World Athletics on Sunday

Indians begin campaign in World Athletics on Sunday

Their record nothing to be proud of in the prestigious event, Indian athletes will begin their campaign in the World Championships here on Sunday with shot putter Inderjeet Singh facing the severest test of his fledging career while three 20km race walkers seek to post their personal bests on the second day of competitions.

Aug 22, 2015, 17:45 PM IST
Ministry clears funds for Saina Nehwal, Vikas Gowda under TOP scheme

Ministry clears funds for Saina Nehwal, Vikas Gowda under TOP scheme

Part of the Sports Ministry's Target Olympic Podium (TOP) scheme, world number one shuttler Saina Nehwal and star discus thrower Vikas Gowda have been sanctioned financial assistance for hiring their respective coaches and cover some other training-related expenses ahead of next year's Olympics.

Aug 21, 2015, 19:41 PM IST
Indians set sight on athletics World Championships

Indians set sight on athletics World Championships

Asian Athletics Championships shot put gold medallist Inderjeet Singh and discus thrower Vikas Gowda are among the most notable names in the 17-member Indian squad for the athletics World Championships starting here on Saturday.

Aug 21, 2015, 17:10 PM IST
Sania Mirza gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 17 others get Arjuna award

Sania Mirza gets Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, 17 others get Arjuna award

Sania Mirza's name was on Friday officially approved for the coveted Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, becoming only the second tennis player to be nominated for the highest sporting honour.

Aug 14, 2015, 21:02 PM IST
Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

Asian Athletics medal winners to get cash awards

All the 13 Indian medal winners at the 21st Asian Athletics Championship which concluded on Sunday in Wuhan, China will receive cash awards from the sports ministry for their achievements.

Jun 08, 2015, 23:39 PM IST
Lalita Babar, Vikas Gowda bag gold in Asian Athletics C'ships

Lalita Babar, Vikas Gowda bag gold in Asian Athletics C'ships

 Lalita Babar bagged a gold in 3000m steeplechase with a national record shattering effort, while ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won another yellow metal as Indians produced an impressive show to grab three medals on the third and penultimate day of the 21st Asian Athletics championships here today.

Jun 06, 2015, 19:46 PM IST
Vikas Gowda wins bronze in Shanghai IAAF Diamond League

Vikas Gowda wins bronze in Shanghai IAAF Diamond League

 Ace India discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a bronze medal in the second leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series here on Sunday.

May 17, 2015, 19:07 PM IST
Vikas Gowda wins gold in Jamaican International Invitation meet

Vikas Gowda wins gold in Jamaican International Invitation meet

Ace Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda continued with his fine form as he came up with an effort of 65.14m to win his event in the Jamaican International Invitation meet in Kingston on Sunday.

May 10, 2015, 18:36 PM IST