A 28-year-old man from Karnataka rose to fame overnight after he, as per the claims, covered a distance of 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds. The man did the same while participating in a traditional festival called Kambala.
For the unaware, Kambala is a traditional sport of running with the bulls. In total, he covered a distance of 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds, which is the fastest ever recorded in the history of sports.
Here’s the clip of the same:
As the video garnered attention, netizens began comparing the man with Usain Bolt. A report further revealed that Gowda is one of the most successful players in the game. He had already won 29 prizes in 12 Kambalas across four categories.
Usain Bolt holds the world record of covering the distance of 100 meters in a mere 9.58 seconds. He had achieved the feat during the 2009 World Championships in Berlin.
Nevertheless, there are two things that need to be mentioned. First, Gowda’s record can’t be compared with Bolt as bull’s push might have had a role to play in him covering the distance that quick.
Secondly, running on a watery and muddy field is not as simple as running with spike shoes on. This means, if he had a benefit, he also had a disadvantage that can’t be ignored.
But surely, if trained well, Gowda can emerege out to be one of the best athletes India had ever produced.
This can be amazing but understand .. its bull power making him run so fast. If he could run on field at this speed it will be great achievement .— Kushal Jain (@kushalvj) February 14, 2020
He should be encouraged by local sport association after testing him on track and he may need trainer later.— S.R.Srinivasa mur (@SrSrinivasamu) February 14, 2020
Needs to be groomed. Olympic Gold medal material.— Balkrishna Nawale (@ChlNawale) February 14, 2020