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OMG! A Kambala Jockey in India Beat Usain Bolt’s 100-metre Olympic World Record

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A Kambala Jockey Beat Usain Bolt's 100-metre Olympic World Record - WORLD OF BUZZ
Source: Gulf News

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Srivisana Gowda, a Kambala jockey (traditional buffalo race) from Moodabidri in Karnataka India have just set a new record as the fastest runner in the history of the traditional sport – where he might have beaten Usain Bolt’s 100-metre Olympic time of 9.58 seconds in 2009.

The only ‘catch’ is, he sprinted 100 metres through the rice field while holding two buffaloes for a time of 9.55 seconds.

Srivisana Gowda, who is a construction worker, took just 13.62 seconds to cover the distance of 142.4 metres.

A Kambala Jockey Beat Usain Bolt's 100-metre Olympic World Record - WORLD OF BUZZ

Source: Gulf News

It is important to note that Srinivasa’s efforts did not go unnoticed by the Indian Sports Ministry.

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Source: Twitter

According to India’s Minister of State (Independent Charge) Youth Affairs and Sports Kiren Rijiju’s tweet, “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches.”

“There’s a lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength and endurance are surpassed.”

Sparking much discussion from the nation, in a recent tweet Kiren notes that Srinivasa is on his way to

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Source: Twitter

In an interview with local media, Srinivasa said, “People are comparing me to Usain Bolt. He is a world champion, I am only running in a slushy paddy field.”

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Source: Daily Mail

Will we be seeing the makings of the next fastest man on earth coming from India? Only time will tell for now.

 

Also read: This 17yo M’sian Was Just Named One The World’s 60 BEST Young Football Talents!

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