After watching the buzz on social media over buffalo racer from a remote village in Karnataka, Srinivas Gowda for his fast running with buffaloes, Union Sports minister Kiren Rijiju has offered support to get him trained under Sports Authority of India (SAI).
On social media, Srinivas Gowda, was called as world-famous sprinter Olympian Usain Bolt, after the Karnataka man came up with a record-breaking run at a Kambala racing event in Karnataka.
After got attention of the Minister Kiren Rijiju, Srinivas Gowda, a Kambala jockey from Karnataka, will get an opportunity to meet 'top' Sports Authority of India coaches.
Srinivas Gowda shot to fame after it came to light that the 28-year-old man had broken the record for the fastest run in Kambala, a sport from Karnataka where farmers sprint with a pair of buffaloes on slush tracks. Srinivas Gowda reportedly completed the 142metre race in just 13.42s, setting a new record in the traditional sport of Karnataka.
Srinivas Gowda, who is a part-time construction worker, was soon compared to sprint great Usain Bolt on social media. A section of users calculated that Srinivas would have completed a 100m race in 9.55s, which is 0.03s faster than Usain Bolt's 100m world record.