Gowda sixth, Luka eighth in Doha

May 12, 2012, 08:52 IST | Agencies

India's Vikas Gowda, who holds the national record in the sport, finished in sixth position in the men's discus throw event, while the PT Usha-mentored Tintu Luka came home eighth in the women's 800m race at the Diamond League series here yesterday.

Gowda, who has already qualified for the London Olympics, got a distance of 64.10m here.

Beijing Olympics silver medallist Malachowski Piotr of Poland won gold with a throw of 67.53m.

Luka meanwhile, failed to breach the two-minute mark, clocking 2:01.09.

She she has already crossed the ‘B’ qualification mark for the London Games with a timing of 2:01.30 and is now aiming for the ‘A’ mark of 1:59.90. 

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