Discus thrower Vikas Gowda bids adieuLast updated on May 30, 2018, 07:55 pm
Indian athlete Vikas Gowda announced his retirement on Wednesday, just three months ahead on the 2018 Asian Games.
The 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal winner had a poor relation with the Athletics Federation of India, who confirmed his retirement.
The veteran athlete has been the best 'Discus Thrower' in the history of Indian sport.
Here is more about Vikas.
What did Gowda say about his decision?
The veteran athlete stated that after a lot of thinking he has decided to bid adieu to the sport as he does not want to punish his body anymore.
Earlier, as per reports, the celebrated athlete hadn't informed about his injury, in the lead-up to the Rio Olympics in 2016.
The Federation had also rejected his request to skip trials for the 2018 CWG.
Vikas's achievements for India
The athlete holds the national record in Discus with a throw of 66.28 metres. He achieved the feat in 2012.
The 34-year-old has represented India in four Olympic events.
He was the seventh Indian to reach an Olympic final in the 2012 London Games.
He won a silver in the 2010 CWG.
He has won 5 Asian Championship medals and 2 Asian Games medals.
AFI thanks Vikas for serving Indian athletics
.@vikgo70 Vikas Gowda, #India's greatest discuss thrower, Olympian, CWG2014 gold medallist retires from Athletics. Thanks, Vikas for serving Indian athletics taking it to great heights. All the best Champ! @g_rajaraman @PTI_News @kaypeem @IndiaSports @Ra_THORe @Media_SAI pic.twitter.com/UwbJSU2n4t— Athletics Federation of India (@afiindia) May 30, 2018