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India’s discus thrower Vikas Gowda fails to qualify

 Agencies |  2016-08-13 00:08:13.0  |  Rio De Janeiro

India’s Vikas Gowda failed to qualify in the men’s discus throw qualifying round, securing the 28th position among 35 athletes at the Rio Olympics here on Friday. The qualifying mark for the 18 shot putters in Group B was to achieve a throw of 65.50 metres or at least the 12 best performers advanced to the final round. Gowda threw 57.59 metres and only 58.99 in his first attempt at the Olympic Stadium. 

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