Kambala jockey gives Usain Bolt a run for money; clocks a faster 100m time

The Hush Post | 7:21 pm | One-minute read |

A Karnataka villager has posed a challenge to Usain Bolt as the world’s fastest man. Srinivasa Gowda, has become an overnight sensation after he set a record in the traditional buffalo race, Kambala. Gowda is a Kambala jockey who covered 142.50 meters in a sensational 13.62 seconds, breaking a 30-year-old record.

28-year-old Srinivasa Gowda has become the fastest runner in the history of the traditional sport of coastal Karnataka. Furthermore, people have started comparing him with Usain Bolt.

Usain Bolt holds the world record of sprint of 100 meters in just 9.58 seconds. Gowda’s 142.50 meters in 13.62 seconds translates to 100 meters in 9.55 seconds. Compared to Bolt, Gowda is .03 seconds faster.

Though the comparison is not just, yet the feat of the Kambala jockey can’t be undermined. Gowda running alongside a pair of buffaloes and the speed generated was also by the animals. But to his credit, the race was run in a slushy field, a speed deterrent.

After becoming an overnight sensation, Gowda is a surprised lot. “I love Kambala. The credit of my success should also go to my two buffalos. They ran very well. I chased them or drove them”, he said.

His unbelievable feat has set the internet on fire. Several thousand people across the globe have shared it on Twitter and Facebook.

Some even suggested the government should train him for the Olympics.

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