Video clips of a construction worker running 142m in just 13.42 seconds during Kambala have gone viral on the internet and people across the world have already started to compare him with Usain Bolt. It should be noted that Kambala a type of sport where people sprint through paddy fields with buffalo.
The construction worker who hails from Karnataka is identified as Srinivasa Gowda. He took only 9.55 seconds to run a distance of 100 metres. He stunned the world by running 100 metres and many claimed that Srinivasa Gowda’s timing was comparatively faster than Usain Bolt, who holds the world record in the 100-metre race at 9.58 seconds.
Here’s one post: “Mr. Srinivasa Gowda from Moodabidre, Karnataka ran 100m in 9.55 seconds at a #Kambala (buffalo race). He was faster than @usainbolt who took 9.58 seconds to create a world record.
Digging in detail about Kambala, it is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern state of Karnataka. As per tradition, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.
Srinivasa Gowda ran alongside a pair of buffalo in a field filled with muddy water.
After Gowda created a unique achievement, netizens hailed Srinivasa.
A user wrote: “True, but physics says something was making him run faster. Anyhow, appreciating his strength.”
Another user wrote: “What a physique… it seems someone carved him from stone… marvellous…”
A post read: “That’s super… If timing is accurate, then it’s great discovery #Karnataka.”
“OMG. Is it real? The Indian government needs to look into this man’s speed. Can you reach out to the Sports Authority of India or the Sports Ministry?” asked a user.
“This guy will surely get us a gold medal at the Olympics!” another user remarked.