Buffalo racer attracts attention of sports minister

By Nehru.T Feb. 15, 2020, 03:02 pm IST
Buffalo racer attracts attention of sports minister

SAI invites him for trials

Srinivasa Gouda, a Kambala jockey from Karnataka state has attracted the attention of union sports minister Kiran Rijiju with his utmost speed of running and now the sports authority of India is going to invite him to teach running techniques to the athletes. Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has offered support to Srinivas Gowda, who is being compared with Olympian Usain Bolt, after the Karnataka man came up with a record-breaking run at a Kambala racing event in Karnataka. Srinivas Gowda reportedly completed the 142m race in just 13.42 seconds, setting a new record in the traditional sport of Karnataka. Srinivas , a 28 years Kambala jockey from Karnataka, is all set to get an opportunity to meet 'top' Sports Authority of India coaches after his record-breaking run at a Kambala racing event earlier this month.

Srinivas Gowda shot to fame after it came to light that he 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. Srinivas would have completed a 100m race in 9.55s, which is 0.03s faster than Usain Bolt's 100m world record.

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