Close on the heels of Srinivas Gowda’s 9.55 secs, Nishant Shetty sets a new record of running 100-m stretch in 9.51 secs in Kambala, an annual buffalo race, in Karnataka
New Delhi: After Srinivas Gowda from Karnataka ran a 100-metre stretch in just 9.55 seconds and grabbed headlines, now his seemingly impossible record has been broken by another Kambala runner, Nishant Shetty.
Nishant Shetty set the new record of running the 100-m stretch in 9.51 seconds at Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venoor in Karnataka.
While Godwa ran the entire 145 metres in 13.62 seconds, Shetty ran the same length in 13.61 seconds.
Kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the southwestern state of Karnataka. Traditionally, it is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi. As one can observe from the viral picture, the Karnataka man is running alongside a pair of buffalo in a field filled with water.
Earlier, after Srinivas Gowda's feat went viral, sports minister Kiren Rijiju invited him for trials at the Sports Authority of India (SAI) centre in Bengaluru but Godwa politely refused the offer.
Both the Kambala runners seem to have beaten Bolt's world record of 9.58 seconds. Although the claims are of a meager difference of .03 seconds and .07 seconds, respectively, they have taken the Internet by storm.