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Vikas Gowda

Stellar week for Altis Athletes

Two Commonwealth Games Champions, one bronze medalist, and two national Champions - the past week has seen a blistering set of performances from Altis athletes. India’s Vikas Gowda started the Altis medal rush by winning India its first title of the 20th Commonwealth Games in Scotland. The 31-year-old converted the silver he had won four years ago in Delhi in...

Upcoming weekend action includes Diamond League and more…

Weekend action kicks off this Friday with Melvin Echard starting at the OTC Elite Long Jump meet at Chula Vista. Vikas Gowda competes Saturday in New York - once again contesting the discus in what is promising to be a star studded Diamond League meeting. Also on Saturday Pole Vaulters Heather Hamilton & Vera Schmitz contest the Tim Mack Summer...

Competitive action heats up in Texas & Arizona this weekend

This weekend's competitive stage is set with today's action kicking off for our throwers at the University of Arizona - with Vikas Gowda and Rachel Longfors competing in the Discus, while Rashad Williams contests the Shot Put at the Tucson Elite Throws Meet. Closer to home, the action heats up for our Pole Vaulters with Vera Schmitz, Khyati Vakharia and...

Altis athletes compete in Qatar & the USA this weekend

Altis athletes are competing this weekend in Chula Vista, Doha and Los Angeles. The first of the IAAF Diamond League 2014 series kicks off in Doha and will see India's Vikas Gowda compete in the men's discus on Friday. On USA soil, Altis jumpers compete Thursday and Saturday, including Long Jumper Melvin Echard who will contest the Long Jump at...

California… here we come!

A host of Altis athletes are in action this weekend as our elite performers head to California for the Bryan Clay Invitational and Mt. SAC Relays. Nine different countries are represented in the field and on the track over the two days on the West coast. For one athlete in particular, USA hurdler Jeshua Anderson, Mt. SAC will be a...

Early season competition kicks off

This weekend sees the start of the 2014 outdoor campaign commence at the Baldy Castillo Invitational for Altis Athletes from India, China, USA and Wales. Schedule: 10:00AM- Men's Discus Throw Vikas Gowda (India) 1:00PM (estimated)- Women's Discus Throw Yanbo Yang (China) Rachel Longfors (USA) 2:00PM - Men's Shot Put Ryan Spencer Jones (Wales) Rashad Williams (USA) 2:43PM - Women's 100...

Athletes compete at the World Championships

The IAAF World Athletics Championships begin on Saturday 10th August with a number of World Athletics Center athletes in Moscow representing their nations. American record holder Brad Walker begins his campaign to win back the Gold he won in 2009 alongside his training partner at the World Athletics Center, Steve Lewis. Lewis is Great Britain's record holder and both athletes...

Vikas wins Asian Championship

World Athletics Center’s Vikas Gowda has achieved a life long goal. He has won the Asian Championships in Discus. The Championships took place last week in Pune,India. Vikas was born in India, and grew up in Maryland. He comes from a background of track and field and has become a prominent thrower at an international level. Winning such a major...

Gowda: ‘no better place to train’

Indian thrower Vikas Gowda has been getting in the perfect preparation for a big season ahead. The 30 year old, who was born in Mysore, India, but grew up in Frederick, Maryland has been basing his training at the center in Phoenix under the guidance of John Godina. 'The World Athletics Center has been great for me. I couldn't imagine...

Wright and Steele perform at Oxy Invite

World Athletics Center athletes Frankie Wright and Andrew Steele were both in action this weekend at the Oxy Invite, an event hosted by the Occidental College in Los Angeles. Both athletes competed in the 400m, and used the event as preparation for the summer. It was American Wright's first meet of the year posting a time of 47.39, whilst British...
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