Archive - August 2014

And it’s GOLD!!

vikas gowda gold

The 6 feet 9 inch tall guy has done it again. But it’s a GOLD this time. Vikas Gowda the most successful and a passionate Indian discus thrower won a GOLD medal at the Commonwealth Games 2014 held in Glasgow, Scotland.

Born in the land of Kings (Mysore), Grew up from Fredrick Maryland, U.S. Ever since then, he has been trained by his father first, Another Former athlete and national coach of the Indian cricket team.  His strong desire and hard work is what has paid off for him today. His personal best throw in discuss is 66.90 meters which is also in the Indian National records. Few of his exceptional achievements are Gold medal at the 2014 commonwealth game, silver medal at 2010 commonwealth game, National record and 8th to finish at the London Olympics 2012. Apart from his sporting life, he has even completed his Majors in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina.

The pillar behind the success of Vikas Gowda is OGQ. Its they who believed in Vikas when no one else did. OGQ (Olympic Gold quest) is an NGO who has been Campaigning with ketto to raise funds for these aspiring and successful athlete to reach their goals. They helps to bridge the gap between the best athletes in India with the best athletes of the world helping them win Olympic gold medals.  Athletes like KT Irfan (speed walker), Vikas Gawda (discus thrower), Pooja Ghatkar and Ayonika Paul (air rifle shooters) were lucky to have the NGO Olympic Gold Quest supporting them, helping them get the training and equipment they sorely needed to prepare for the competitions.

KETTO feels proud to campaign with OGQ, which has helped these athlete to be the stars of their MOTHERLAND!

 More details on OGQ visit our ketto website