Vikas Gowda wins Gold in men's discus throw at Commonwealth Games 2014

Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium. The 31-year-old US-based Gowda, however, lit up the mood by pocketing the gold in men's discuss throw with an effort of 63.64m, way below his personal best effort of 66.28m, under incessant rain at the Hampden Park. The silver went to Apostolos Parellis of Cyprus who threw the discuss to 63.32m, while the bronze was bagged by Jason Morgan of Jamaica with an effort of 62.34m.
Gowda, who won a silver in the 2010 Delhi Games, registered his best effort in his third attempt, which proved to be enough for him to ran away with the yellow metal. But the 63.64m effort was way below his personal best as well as his season's best effort of 65.62m.

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