Vikas Gowda finished third behind Iran's Hadadi Ehsan and Malaysia's Irfan Muhammad to settle for bronze medal at Asian Athletics Championships 2017. However, he failed to qualify for the World Championships. Gowda’s score was 54.66, 58.96, 59.41, 60.81, F, 58.98, thus finishing with 60.81m. Gowda’s best came during the 2013 Asian Championships where he threw the discus to a distance of 64.90m. He had defeated Iran’s Mohammad Samimi and Ahmed Mohammed Dheeb of Qatar.