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Rijiju calls ‘India’s Usain Bolt’ Srinivasa Gowda for trials

New Delhi: Srinivasa Gowda, a Kambala jockey from Moodabidri in Karnataka, has been known as for trials by the Sports activities Ministry after he set a brand new file because the quickest runner within the historical past of the standard sport of the coastal area.

“I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested,” tweeted Union Sports activities Minister Kiren Rijiju on Saturday.

One of many tweets learn: “Here’s India’s very own USAIN BOLT..Mr. Srinivasa Gowda from Karnataka who ran a 100m buffalo race (Kambala) in merely 9.55 seconds whereas Usain Bolt’s world record is 9.58 seconds. Thank you @KirenRijiju Sir for acknowledging such talent!”

Shashi Tharoor had earlier tweeted: “Faster Than Usain Bolt? Karnataka Man Running With Buffaloes Covers 100 Metres in Just 9.55 Seconds. I urge the Athletics Association of India to take this man under their wing & make an Olympic champion of him. Wonder how many hidden talents we have!”

The 28-year-old is a building employee and took simply 13.62 seconds to cowl a distance of 145 metres on the Kambala at Aikala village about 30 kilometres from Mangaluru.

Srinivasa took simply 9.55 seconds to run a distance of 100 metres and netizens had been fast to level out that he was sooner that eight-time Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt. Bolt at the moment holds the world file within the 100-metre race at 9.58 seconds in 2009.

Kambala is an annual race held in Karnataka the place individuals dash 142m by means of paddy fields with buffalo. Historically, it’s sponsored by native Tuluva landlords and households within the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.

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