Rio 2016: India's discus thrower Vikas Gowda fails to qualify

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Rio de Janeiro, Aug 12: 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.

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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.

Rio 2016: India's discus thrower Vikas Gowda fails to qualify

Gowda threw 57.59 metres and only 58.99 in his first attempt at the Olympic Stadium.

The 33-year-old only managed a paltry 58.70m throw in his third attempt, which was way below the desired mark.

IANS

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