Wednesday, September 30, 2020
News

Just paddy field runner, buffalo racer Gowda's modest response about comparison to Usain Bolt

   SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend    Print this Page   COMMENT

Mangaluru (Karnataka) | February 15, 2020 1:41:25 PM IST
Leaving spectators awestruck, Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at traditional buffalo race Kambala, following which people started comparing him to former Jamaican Sprinter Usain Bolt.

Gowda, who is from Mudbidri town, accomplished the feat during a Kambala race in a paddy field in Kadri on February 1.

"People are comparing me to Usain Bolt. He is a world champion, I am only running in a slushy paddy field," said Srinivasa Gowda while talking to ANI.

People took to social media and drew a parallel between him and Bolt. Twitterati hailed Gowda and his accomplishment on the muddy grounds.

Kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern state of Karnataka.

Traditionally, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.

"I'll call Karnataka's Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There's lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I'll ensure that no talents in India is left out untested," Union Sports and Youth Affairs Minister Kiren Rijiju tweeted on Saturday. (ANI)

 
  LATEST COMMENTS ()
POST YOUR COMMENT
Comments Not Available
 
POST YOUR COMMENT
 
 
TRENDING TOPICS
 
 
CITY NEWS
MORE CITIES
 
 
INDIA WORLD ASIA
Top Telugu film producer petitions HC fo...
KTR confident TRS will retain power in G...
Court's decision proves no conspiracy wa...
Special judge said Babri Masjid demoliti...
Rajnath Singh welcomes verdict in Babri ...
'Soviet disinformation in Indian newspap...
More...    
 
 Top Stories
Manchester City complete signing of... 
VMware, Nvidia partner to bring AI,... 
Liverpool's Thiago Alcantara tests ... 
Bejoy Nambiar on why 'Taish' releas... 
CZA issued show-cause notice to Ahm... 
Over one crore COVID-19 tests condu... 
Hockey India, Aaroogya conduct onli... 
Babri demolition: CBI court's judgm...