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Jolt For Indian Bolt From Another Kambala Jockey

Bengaluru: A second Kambala racer has emerged sooner than Srinivas Gowda, the jockey hogging limelight throughout the nation for ‘eclipsing’ Jamaican dash legend Usain Bolt’s 100m file.

“Nishant Shetty hailing from Bajagoli Jogibettu village broke Gowda’s record at Venoor Kambala (buffalo race). He covered 100m in just 9.51 seconds,” mentioned a Kambala organiser.

Bolt at the moment holds the 100m world file at 9.58 seconds set in 2009.

Shetty achieved the feat on Sunday and joined three extra Kambala racers who’ve sprinted 100m inside 10 seconds.

Shetty ran 143m in simply 13.61 seconds, beginning to be dubbed as Kambala’s second ‘Bolt’.

The opposite sub-10 seconds Kambala sprinters are Iruvathur Anand (9.57 seconds), Gowda (9.55) and Akkeri Suresh Shetty (9.57).

Gowda, 28, a building employee, took simply 13.62 seconds to cowl a distance of 145m within the Kambala occasion in Aikala village close to Mangaluru wherein jockeys must dash barefoot via paddy fields with buffaloes.

He took simply 9.55 seconds to run a distance of 100m and netizens have been fast to level out that he was sooner than eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt.

Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa honoured on Monday Gowda with a reward of Rs three lakh.

(IANS)

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