Srinivas Gowda’s 100m record has been broken just a few day on by another buffalo racer!

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Last week, a buffalo racer from Karnataka became an overnight sensation on the sports fandom of the country, for breaking the iconic sprinter Usain bolt’s 100m record. The news broke out all over the internet, and the racer named Srinivas Gowda came under the radar of Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju. However, there is a new contender now. Another buffalo racer named Nishant Shetty has leaped beyond Gowda’s clocked time, setting a new world record for covering 100 metres in just 9.51 seconds!

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The legendary Usain Bolt, who set the 100 metres world record of 9.58 seconds back in 2009. After staying unbroken for eleven years, the Jamaican spriner’s record fell short as Srinivas Gowda clocked the same distance in 9.55 seconds, covering a total distance of 142.50 metres in 13.62 seconds.

While speculations were going on Gowda being the next big name in the world of sprinting- Nishant Shetty achieved the same fate while being 0.04 seconds quicker, a new twist in the event.

Hailing from Bajagoli Jogibettu, Shetty took part in the ‘at Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala (buffalo racing) event at Venoor, Karnataka this Sunday. Riding two buffaloes named Bolle and Kaje, woned by Erimaru Gopalakrishna Bhat, Shetty covered a distance of 143 metres in 13.68 seconds.

Speaking to reporters, Shetty revealed that his performance at the Kambala (Buffalo racing) at Venoor is his career best.

While Kiren Rijiju had already requested the Sports Authority of India to conduct a trial for Gowda, the racer declined the offer on meeting the Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa.

“I never thought will run this fast. The main role was played by the buffaloes and the owner. He looked after them well. The buffaloes can run even faster,” Gowda said following his refusal for the trial.

“In Kambala race, heels play an important role whereas it is toes in a track race. Not just jockeys, but even Buffaloes have a role to play in Kambala. In track race, this is not the case” he added.

However, there hasn’t been any input from Kiren Rijiju or the SAI on Nishant Shetty yet. The new fastest man of India has reaching stardom just as Gowda did last week, but it is still unknown if he will signal positive for a sprint trial, or follow Gowda’s decision.

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