Gowda Takes Gold Medal at Commonwealth Games
Release: 08/01/2014

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - Vikas Gowda, a former UNC track and field standout, won the gold medal in the men's discus throw at the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Gowda threw 208-10 (63.64 meters) en route to winning only the second gold medal for his home country of India in these games.

Gowda holds the school records for discus and indoor and outdoor shot put. He earned All-America honors in both the discus and shot put for placing second and sixth respectively at the NCAA Championships in his final year at Carolina.

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