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Vikas Gowda wins silver at the IAAF Diamond League in Doha

May 10, 2014 01:32 IST

Ace discus thrower Vikas Gowda won the silver medal in the IAAF Diamond League Series in Doha, on Friday.

According to a report, Gowda hurled the discuss to a distance of 63.23m, finishing behind Poland's Piotr Malachowski, who took the top spot with a throw of 66.72m.

Estonia's Gerd Kanter took the bronze medal, with a best throw of 62.90 metres.

The Mysore-born Gowda won the 2010 Asian Games bronze and silver in the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games in the discus event. His personal best throw is 66.90 meters which is also the national record in discus throw, achieved in 2013.

Young Tintu Luka clocked 2:00:56 secs to finish a poor sixth in the 800m event which was won by Kenya's Eunice Jepkoech Sum with a timing of 1:59:33s.

Chanelle Price of the US took the silver with a timing of 1:59:75s while Lenka Masna of Czechoslovakia clocked 2:00:20 to win the bronze medal.

The other two finishing ahead of Tintu were Janeth Jepkosge of Kenya (2:00:49) and Molly Beckwith-Ludlow of the US (2:00:55).

Image: Vikas Gowda

Photograph: Paul Gilham/Getty Images