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It is amazing to know that, in Karnataka, a man seemingly ran faster than Usain Bolt (a Jamaican former sprinter, he is a world record holder in the 100 metres, 200 metres and 4 × 100 metres relay). Srinivas has broken his record.
❒ Karnataka News Tweeted
A tweet was shared by a twitter user reporting that a man from a small village of Moodabidri ran much faster than the traditional buffalo race, covering 142.50 meters in just 13.62 seconds.
Faster Than Usain Bolt? Karnataka Man Running With Buffaloes Covers 100 Metres in Just 9.55 Seconds. I urge the Athletics Association of India to take this man under their wing & make an Olympic champion of him. Wonder how many hidden talents we have! https://t.co/G7jPE2zIng— Shashi Tharoor (@ShashiTharoor) February 15, 2020
Karnataka man Srinivas Gowda is all over social media after is video surfaces online shock claims he ran 100m in 9.55 seconds.https://t.co/q3VvNw5L8c— FirstSportz India (@SportzFirst) February 15, 2020
❒ Buffalo Race
This brave man was identified as Srinivas Gowda, 28 years old and belongs to Moodabidri in Dakshina Kannada district. According to a tweet, he ran 142.5 meters in just 13.62 seconds at a “Kambala” or also named as Buffalo race, which is run over in a slushy paddy field. The report says that he has run 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds, which is greater than Usain Bolt’s record of 9.58 seconds in 100 meters’ race.
Kambala’ race is not the new race rather it is a traditional race that involves buffalo. It is a traditional seasonal buffalo race in Karnataka’s Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts’ farming community.
❒ The Facts of Buffalo Race
The image tweeted reveals that the man is running alongside a pair of buffalo and there is water around, both the buffalo and purpose to pour the water, acted as a speed restraints.
Coming to the records, this cannot be compared with the Bolt’s record as the Kambala racer was running alongside a pair of buffaloes and the speed generated was also because of the animals. But the interesting fact is that the race was run in a syrupy field, which can only be a speed obstacle.