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CWG 2014: Gowda wins India's first 2014 CWG athletics medal

IANS [ Updated 31 Jul 2014, 23:56:10 ]
CWG 2014: Gowda wins India's first 2014 CWG athletics medal

Glasgow: Discus thrower Vikas Gowda won India's first gold medal from athletics in the 2014 Commonwealth Games at the Hampden Park Stadium here Thursday.



The 31-year-old Gowda converted the silver he had won four years ago in New Delhi in to the yellow metal with a best throw of 63.64 metres.

Cypriot Apostolos Parellis took the silver with 63.32m and Jamaican Jason Morgan held on to the bronze with a best throw of 62.34m.

With this the Indian medal tally goes upto 5th position with  47 medals; 13 Gold, 20 silver and 14 Bronze medals.

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