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Vikas Gowda News & Bio


Name:Vikas Gowda
Hometown:Frederick, MD
Born:July 5, 1983 (36)
Notes:Track & Field; 4x Olympian (discus), 2006 NCAA Champion

How have former UNC athletes done so far at the Olympics?
Fifteen UNC alums are taking part in the 2016 Olympics. Of that 15, only two have yet to participate in the games. Shalane Flanagan and...

UNC alum Vikas Gowda Becomes First Indian Athlete to Win Commonwealth Gold in 56 Years
Discus thrower Vikas Gowda broke a 56-year jinx, toasting with gold alongside wrestlers Yogeshwar Dutt and Babita Kumari, as India snaked up to the fifth...

Former UNC Track & Field stars Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda At World Championships
Former University of North Carolina track and field stand-outs Shalane Flanagan and Vikas Gowda will compete at the 14th IAAF World Championships in Moscow. The...

UNC alum Vikas Gowda finishes eighth in discus throw at Olympics
Germany's Robert Harting won the Olympic gold medal in the men's discus throw on Tuesday. Iran's Ehsan Hadadi won the silver and Estonia's Gerd Kanter...

UNC alum Vikas Gowda close to making history as India's first track medalist
Vikas Gowda is one throw from becoming a legend in the world's second-most-populous country. If Gowda, who has trained in Phoenix the past three years,...

Tar Heel individuals sparkle at NCAA Championships
Laura Gerraughty and Justin Ryncavage ensured North Carolina had the best NCAA track and field championships in the school's history. One day after Vikas Gowda...

Tar Heels' Vikas Gowda wins discus title
North Carolina's Vikas Gowda won the men's discus at 198 feet, 8 inches on Friday at the NCAA track and field championships in Sacramento, Calif...



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