London: Indian discus thrower Vikas Gowda finished eighth while the gold was clinched by German Robert Harting and the silver went to Iranian Ehsan Hadadi in the men's event at the 2012 London Games here on Tuesday.
Defending champion Gerd Kanter of Estonia had to settle for the bronze medal.
The 29-year-old US-based Gowda got his best 64.79 in the first attempt at the packed Olympic Stadium. It was way behind his personal best and also his performance in the qualifying round. Gowda's personal best was 66.28 that he achieved this year while his attempt of 65.20 helped him qualify for Tuesday's final round.