Mangaluru: Faster than Usain Bolt? Kambala jockey Srinivas runs 100 meters in 9.55 sec


Pics: Dayanand Kukkaje

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (MS)

Mangaluru, Feb 14: It is shocking news to everyone who thinks that Usain Bolt is unbeatable. It is true that Usain Bolt has broken the world record over and over again in the 100 meter dash. However, Srinivas, a Kambala Jockey of coastal Karnataka, has reportedly beaten Usain Bolt's record and re-written the record in his name.

Srinivas Gowda has natural six pack abs without going to the gym through sheer hard work. If he gets down to the Kambala field he springs like Cheetah. Now he is well-known in the coastal belt for his unique record. Srinivas Gowda is known as Mijaru Ashwathapura Srinivas Gowda in Kambala sport circle.


Usain Bolt (left) and Srinivas Gowda

Usain Bolt had clocked 9.58 sec in the 100 meter dash. But Srinivas Gowda has reached the same distance in just 9.55 sec on the Kambala track along with the buffaloes. This event took place on February 1 at Aikala in the district. Srinivas Gowda took only 13.62 sec to cover a distance of 142.50 meter. If the same is tallied for 100 meters, it works out to be just 9.55 sec.

It should also be noted that Usain Bolt runs on synthetic track, which helps the runner to run faster as the resistance is less. But in Kambala field, the legs of the runner get submerged every time in the slime. In addition, the Kambala jockey has to hold the rope of the buffaloes in one hand and the stick in the other and also concentrate on the buffaloes and self. So Srinivas Gowda runs under difficult conditions compared to Usain Bolt or any other 100 meter runner on synthetic tracks.

Srinivas Gowda did not take any formal training in this sport but has done this out of sheer passion for the sport. He has bagged the highest number of gold medals in the Kambala sport of this season.

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  • mohamed yasir, india

    Sun, Feb 16 2020

    well why dont people think about the buffaloes runnin in front of him? true that u should put effort in keepin up with them , but without the buffaloes for instance while racing in the track he will not have the strain of having to keep up with them.

    just puttin it out there, good job tho srinivas ....

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  • VINCENT EARNEST, Mount Morris

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    THE 2020 OLYMPIC TRACK & FIELD TRIALS IS THIS YEAR.
    HE SHOULD COMPETE IN THE 2020 OLYMPICS OF THIS YEAR & TRY TO BREAK USAIN BOLT'S RECORD!!!!!!!!!

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    Bolt cant run so fast in the muddy field. He has created record on sports track. But if Srinivas practices on sports track he can beat all world records. Lets try and see th results.

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  • VINCENT EARNEST, Mount Morris

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    HE SHOULD MAKE IT OFFICIAL ON A OLYMPIC RUNNING TRACK!!!
    HE SHOULD MAKE IT OFFICIAL ON A OLYMPIC RUNNING TRACK!!!
    HE SHOULD MAKE IT OFFICIAL ON A OLYMPIC RUNNING TRACK!!!
    HE SHOULD MAKE IT OFFICIAL ON A OLYMPIC RUNNING TRACK!!!
    HE SHOULD MAKE IT OFFICIAL ON A OLYMPIC RUNNING TRACK!!!

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  • Abinash Dash, Bargarh

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    This man deserves attention...lets make him viral guys

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  • J.F D SOUZA, Attavar, Mangalore

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    Kambla Jockey Srinivas finish 100 mtrs. in 9.55. sec. True. It is in Kambla field. If he runs in sports track and properly trained he will finish may be around 9.48 or so. Then he will be the supreme. Lets the sports organisation try this and if passed let him permit him to participate in olympics. Let him try and grab the opportunity. Sadhane malthnda sabalnaa nungolige.

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  • ummar, mangalore

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    we have to appreciate Srinivas Sir for his fastest run but about dont compare with usain bolt thier much different in kambala run and track run ,
    usain bolt run alone but here sir run with buffalo so if we analysis its we cannot compare it

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  • Anthony H Crasta, Granville/Sydney

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    Best course to settle the issue would be to test the running speed of Srinivas on the athletic field.

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  • abdulla, india

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Congratulations. Yes, with proper Training and Diet he can Break all records. History created.
    If Anand Mahindra will see this video he will sponsor..
    He needs to be taken to higher levels.
    Good luck.

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  • G R PRABHUJI, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    If this news will reach Usain Bolt, then surely he will come to Mangalore to meet Gowda and he may surrender all his prizes.

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  • Nash, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    With proper training and diet he will definitely give Usain Bolt a run for his money.. But sadly no one will sponsor him or help him.

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  • Namith, Kottara

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    I personally feel srinivas gowda is the fastest man in our region irrespective of the track and field , not disrespecting him by any means

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Srinivas Gowda can check his speed in any Sports Academy in Mangaluru ...

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  • Thomas Andrade, Toronto

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Though I'm not trying to under-estimate Srinivas' achievement and demoralize him, please note he is pulled by the buffaloes and you would not deny with me that the buffaloes are faster than Usain Bolt, not Srinivas. If you see the video, it's sheer the buffaloes. If you think Srinivas can run faster than Bolt in that mud without holding the buffaloes, he would definitely run much faster on the synthetic track. Can those who claim Srinivas is faster than Bolt, arrange to check his speed on the track to prove how fast he is?

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  • Felix Pinto, Koteshwara

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    It is not fair to compare our Kambala champion with an international sprinter. At the moment, let us savour the glorious fete of Srinivas and congratulate him wholeheartedly. This performance itself is extraordinary and the youngster needs to be congratulated. Let there be coordinated efforts to give him necessary training and financial assistance so that he can prove his mettle on a synthetic track too. Who knows, he might be a medal winner for India in the nearest future.

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  • David Pais, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Our chaiwala p.m., is da best #1 in preparing tea, chain.

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  • Venkatesh, MANGALORE

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    Or May be Rahul Gandhi and Sonia Gandhi may be...

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  • Jacob, Manglore

    Sat, Feb 15 2020

    And our pappu ji is number 1 in producing sona from aloo....LOL

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Wowwww.. ...fantastic... Srinivas you are our pride.... Again AIKALA...my native place.... I have been to Aikala kambala which is close to Kirem ...wish you always good luck Srinivas... May god bless you abundantly...

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  • JL, Mangaluru Smart City

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    I remember college days.. sometimes our bus used to breakdown on d way and we used to run to college, offcourse not pulled by buffelo but hall ticket!!.. sadly I didnt had a sportswatch...

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  • suhail, Mangalore v

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    If Indian athlete had given proper diet and training with clear funding transparency the corrupt sports ministers supported Indian athletes like rest of the European countries , Hussein bolt and messi would have been every village in India

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  • Francis, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Very much excited to see this young man running on track. Wishing him all the best.

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  • Kejriwal, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Wow the thunder bolt.

    He is not being dragged by those buffaloes instead he is pushing those beasts to win the race. Otherwise buffaloes cannot run that fast.
    Just imagine if he is not pushing those animals he could clock 100 meters in well under 5 secs.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    It's very very difficult to run in the muck. Really really hard. He has to encourage and make the buffaloes run... Just like that buffaloes can't pull him...

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  • Jeeth, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    This is the problem with us .. just compare without any proper parameters. The news title should have been "Faster than Usain Bolt without being pulled by buffalo's? Kambala jockey Srinivas runs 100 meters in 9.55 sec with buffalo's" then the article makes sense. No doubt it's a great achievement by Srinivas and it no easy feat to run in a KAMBALA race. But don't compare two different forms of race for the sake of comparison. Comparison without proper parameters often degrades the value of the objects/ person compared to.

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  • Yashwanth, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Hi everyone, Lets just keep Usain bolt aside here.. And shower a big round of applause 👏👏 to Mr.Srinivas "The fastest Kambala jockey" in the world. Why to compare other sports when we have our own prestigious and unique to the sporting world "Our very own Kambala" 😊. A truly awesome sport for us kudla people.

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  • Netizen, mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Buffaloes pulled him .

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  • Satya, Dubai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Exactly

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  • Shashi Shetty, Santhoor

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    this has been discussed time and again if a kambala runner can sprint ? It is not possible because, Kambala runner is runs with the pull of a buffalo ( not questioning his stamina ) but, the technic to run on a turf and behind a buffaloe cannot be compared. Usain Bolt will never be able to run behind a buffaloe and a Kambala runner never in a turf.

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Dayega Galaate, Usain Bolt bokka Srinivas Gowder na race malpaga.
    vora kesara da kandod, vora track d.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Aaaaavu aaaavu.... Vorrrra Bale.... !! Yenna ooru... Maathergla nalmeda solmelu... Yan bigil korpe... Eer marks padle... Bhandar sir en dayeg budthar... ? Aar chief guest aad barod... Yennna oorudakulu yeth yeth usaaar panid Bhandar Sir tood certificate korod..Lan sir sponsor.. Aarna ooru la kaithale... Yeinanpar panle vishuji... Radd nuppu unode... Jossey sir arena urud ithina Legado d banji nilke unere korper...

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  • Vishu, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Argument malpunagalegu matra sponsorship korini, Materla sponsor maltherda edde vonthe karchig oriyundu namak,

    VOIKULA vora AIKALA podu KAMBALA tovodu

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Vishuji, aikala kambala mugid radd vaara aand Ye... Nana barpi varsha.... Bathid Aikala... Yenklena hallin yepala toovoli... Aikala Bale.. Aikala Bale...

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  • A concerned citizen, Mangaluru

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    First of all hearty congratulations to Srinivas Gowda. Undoubtedly he has the talent. With practice and training, he can surely reach some heights in life.

    Whether his speed is better than Usain Bolt, the legendary sprinter, needs to be checked. I hope the local administration recognizes the talent of Srinivas Gowda and grooms him.

    But one thing is very clear, this pair of buffaloes are faster than Usain Bolt!!! Not only they are faster than Bolt, they are able to do so along with the weight of the plank and man hanging on to them!!!

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Some guys just love to underestimate Indians ...

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  • Jossey Saldanha, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Mangaluru is the best in the World ...

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  • Anil, MP

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Funny news.....
    It's because of bull which pulls him....
    Let me run in syenthic track and let's record his speed...

    Kuch bhi..

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Agree - there is type of race, for which a plank is used and its tied to the buffaloes yoke. In such races, the man doesn't have to take steps, he just has to balance himself on the plank.. Here, it's clearly said that his steps are taken on a surface filled with slurry, meaning, no plank is used. In such methods, his energy is equally required to run, else he will be dragged along by the buffaloes.

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  • Anil Wilson Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    @Anil MP. your thoughts' are wrong. If you get a chance please do pay visit to one of the Kumbla which is happening currently( weekends) and understand the synchronization between Baffelo and jockey.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Almost kambalas are over except two places. One of them at kasargod kambala... End of Feb I think...

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Anil.

    Will Usain Bolt take up the challenge to run in Kambala, and maintain his world record?.

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  • Ronald, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Why not encourage him to run 100m race on plain track like Usian bolt and record the time?. If he beats Usian bolts speed or even close to that then he should be competing straight in olympics and all international levels. Government should take necessary steps to do this without wasting a second.

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  • Ahmed, Bangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    I guess its a speed of the bull which carries speed. There is no doubt the bullock holder needs the quick legs, but here I personally feel its the speed of the bullocks .... Why not just take a test to make him run alone on this muddy surface.......

    Also wearing shoes and running needs practice than running on bear legs.

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  • Naveed, Mangalore/dubai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Not taking anything away from this man, however isn't the speed due to the pull force of the animals and not only the running ability of the individual? I don't follow the sport so I may be wrong.

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  • Rudolf Rodrigues, Mumbai

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Breaking Usain Bolts record seems too good to be true, though I appreciate his stamina!

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  • Hello, Udupi

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Physics says bulls pulling can make him fast.

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  • Usain Bolt, bangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Ask him to run without those buffaloes, he will for sure not run the distance under 10 secs.

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  • Anil Wilson Rodrigues, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    @MR. Usain Bolt. Can you compete him in the kambala track?

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    What a waste of talent ? Srinivas Gowda's energy comes from Raagi-Mudde and Majjige. Imagine what his speed will be, if he dashes off on a plain turf !

    The Sports Ministry should at-once lift him up for training for national and eventually international events.

    May God continue to bless him with health and energy.

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  • Roshan, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    How did you assume he eats Ragi Mudde and majjige. He is our tulunadu boy, eats Urpel ari nuppu, bajil, bonda etc. Gowda does not mean that he is from Hassan.

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  • Namith, Kottara

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Without training , without nutrition foods, without coaches, without facilities , without shoes and without any support this guys achievement is as good or better than of the great Usain Bolt, really appreciate , but his speed is also dependent on the advantage that he derives from the speeding bull which he follows in Kambala track if am not wrong?

    however such great balance in a muddy water with that speed is just amazing . Respect Sir

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  • Deshbhakht, Mangalore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Well, the buffalos do run in the front but he too must keep pace with them. Else, he will be dragged by them, dunked in the slurry of the fields. It's a synchrony, but the efforts got come from him too, to lift his leg from the mud and place ahead of the other. Again, his both hands are not free to balance the wind force - in one hand is their rope, in the other the stick which he must keep in motion.

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  • Sampath, Mlore/ Blore

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Correct.... but we must be proud to have an USAIN BOLT of KAMBALA.

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  • Cynthia, Kirem

    Fri, Feb 14 2020

    Yes... Idu namma tulunadina hemmeya vishya... We are proud of him...

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