100 m to Usain Bolt A record of 9.58 seconds in the Olympic race, Gowda's speed was 0.03 seconds faster than him
Sports Minister Rijiju said – If we have any talent, we will give it a chance
Gowda breaks 30-year-old record in Buffalo Race (Kambala), people are demanding to send him to Olympic
Dainik BhaskarFeb 17, 2020, 10:18 PM IST Sports Desk. Srinivas Gowda, who made headlines for his record breaking performance in the traditional buffalo race (Kambala), refused to give a trial at the Sports Authority of India (Sai) training center in Bangalore. A laborer by profession, he ran 142.50 meters in 13.62 seconds in this competition held in Mangaluru. He completed the first 100 meters of this race in 9.55 seconds. Which is 0.03 seconds better than Usain Bolt's world record of 100 meters at 9.58 seconds.
After it went viral on social media, Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju had directed a trial under the supervision of Sai's coach. According to Sai, Gowda refused to give the trial. A source associated with the matter told the news agency that he (Gowda) had reached Bangalore on Monday to meet the chief minister. There was already a Sai team here, who asked Gowda to walk the Sai Center. But he refused. We have received information that he is injured.
Congress leader Tharoor demanded help Congress leaders Shashi Tharoor and Anand Mahindra had also tweeted to the Ministry of Sports and the Athletics Federation of India to help Gowda.
Will officially compare after assessment: Sports Minister
Meanwhile, Sports Minister Kirin Rijiju on Monday said that the media cannot control what people are writing on social media. If we come across any talent, we will give it a chance. He said, "The level of Olympic and World Championships is very high. You cannot compare international players to international players until we officially assess their performance. We will trial him under the supervision of Sai's coach. If we see the potential in that, then we will bring him to the national camp. "
On the other hand, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa met Gowda, who holds the record in the Kambala race, on Monday and honored him by giving a check of Rs 3 lakh. Gowda has so far won 32 medals in the race.
ಕಂಬಳದ ಕೆರೆಯಲ್ಲಿ ದಾಖಲೆಯ ವೇಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಓಡಿದ ಶ್ರೀನಿವಾಸ್ ಗೌಡರನ್ನು ಸನ್ಮಾನಿಸಿ ಮೂರೂ ಲಕ್ಷ ರು.ಗಳ ಬಹುಮಾನ ನೀಡಲಾಯಿತು. ಕಂಬಳದಂಥ ಕರಾವಳಿಯ ಗ್ರಾಮೀಣ ಕ್ರೀಡೆ ಇಂಥ ಅವೆಷ್ಟೋ ಪ್ರತಿಭೆಗಳನ್ನು ಬೆಳೆಸಬಲ್ಲದು. ಇಂಥ ಕ್ರೀಡೆ ಮತ್ತು ಕ್ರೀಡಾಪಟುಗಳ ಪ್ರೋತ್ಸಾಹಕ್ಕೆ ಸರ್ವ ಸಹಕಾರ ನೀಡಲು ನಮ್ಮ ಸರ್ಕಾರ ಬದ್ಧವಾಗಿದೆ. pic.twitter.com/OucSK1asoR
– B.S. Yediyurappa (@BSYBJP) February 17, 2020
What is Kambala Race? Kambala race or Buffalo race is a traditional sport of Karnataka. It is quite prevalent in Mangalore and Udupi. This game is organized in many villages. During this time, young jockeys race with two buffaloes in the mud area. Activists working for the conservation of animals opened a front against Kambala a few years ago. He was accused of using buffaloes to force buffaloes to run fast. After this the traditional game was banned. However, the then Congress government led by Chief Minister Siddaramaiah passed a bill to continue the sport.