Bronze for Vikas Gowda


New Delhi: Gowda Qatar’s silver-winning discus thrower at the Guangzhou Asian Games, Ahmed Mohamed Dheeb, has tested positive and has been disqualified  by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

The development will mean Vikas Gowda, who finished fourth in last November’s Games, with a throw of 63.13m, will gain the bronze medal.

This will push up the overall Indian medals tally to 65 and that of the Indian athletics team to 12 (five gold, two silver and five bronze medals). India’s sixth position in the standings will remain.

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