MOSCOW – Vikas Gowda threw 64.03 meters in the final of the men's discus at the 14th IAAF World Championships.
Gowda threw a progression of 63.41, a foul, and 62.20 meters to qualify for the final three attempts as only the top eight of the original 12 qualifiers could throw for final attempts.
In the final grouping, Gowda threw his best 64.03 meters for his fourth attempt followed by 63.67 and 63.64 meters for throws five and six, respectively.
Robert Harting of Germany won the event with a throw of 69.11 meters. Harting led the competition leading into the final based on Monday's qualification round.
The IAAF World Championships will continue through August 19.