World Athletics Championship: Vikas Gowda Finishes 9th

India’s Vikas Gowda finished 9th in the Discus Throw Event at IAAF World Athletics Championships in Beijing. Gowda had a best of 62.24m to his name in the finals.


Vikas Gowda

Gowda’s first throw covered a distance of 60.23m and this saw him end up in the 8th position after the first round. Gowda was ninth after the second round, but he did manage to cover up in the third with a throw of 62.24. However, his efforts could only get him to ninth position.

Gowda had earlier finished 7th in the 2011 edition of the World Championships where he had a best throw of 64.05. Gowda’s finish is a big blow and he will have to bounce back quickly before the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Other Results from World Athletics Championships

One of the major results that came out of the World Athletics Championships was the double of Mo Farah. The British athlete went home with the gold in the 5000m category and the 10000m category. It is the second time that Farah has done the same and he clocked in a time of 13:50:38 for the 5000m event.


Usain Bolt

Elsewhere, Usain Bolt completed his treble at the World Athletics Championship by winning the 4x100m relay. Bolt, along with Asafa Powell, Nesta Carter and Nickel Ashmeade clocked in at a time of 37.36 seconds. United States came in second with 37.77 but were disqualified when they failed to pass the baton before reaching the yellow line. China, as a result, got the silver whereas Canada won bronze.

Aries Merrit winning the bronze just days before his kidney transplant proved to be a major headline. He won bronze in the 110m hurdles event by clocking in a season-best timing of 13.04 seconds. The gold went to Sergey Shubeknow of Russia who had a timing of 12.80.

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