After a video of Kambala jockey from Karnataka 'Sriniwas Gowda' from Karnataka went viral, he is all set to meet the 'top' Sports Authority of India coaches. His record-breaking run at a Kambala racing event earlier this month made him compared to Usain Bolt.
Srinivas Gowda came into limelight after it came to light that the 28-year-old man had broken the record for the fastest run in Kambala, a sport from Karnataka where farmers sprint with a pair of buffaloes on slush tracks.
As per reports, Gowda completed the 142m race in just 13.42s, setting a new record in the traditional sport of Karnataka.S rinivas Gowda reportedly completed the 142m race in just 13.42s, setting a new record in the traditional sport of Karnataka. When a section of users on social media calculated that Srinivas would have completed a 100m race in 9.55s, which is 0.03s faster than Usain Bolt's 100m world record.
Reacting to it, Minister of State Youth Affairs & Sport Kiren Rijiju said, ""I will call Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There's a lack of knowledge in masses abt standards of Olympics, especially in athletics where ultimate human strength and endurance are surpassed.I'll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested."