Diamond League: Vikas Gowda clinches bronze medal

India's discus thrower finishes third at prestigious IAAF Diamond League in Shanghai

Shanghai: Ace India discus thrower Vikas Gowda won a bronze medal in the second leg of the prestigious IAAF Diamond League series yesterday.

Vikas Gowda. Pic/Getty Images
Vikas Gowda. Pic/Getty Images 

The 31-year-old Gowda hurled the disc to a distance of 63.90m, which he achieved in his fifth and penultimate attempt to finish third behind 2013 World Championships silver medallist Piotr Malachowski (64.65m) of Poland and Robert Urbanek (64.47m).

National record holder Gowda, the 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medallist and Asian Games silver medal winner, will pocket USD 4000 (R2.5 lakh) for his effort.

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