Reality Check – Is Srinivasa Gowda Really Faster Than Usain Bolt?

Kambala is a buffalo race where a man has to run with the buffalo. He achieved this feat on February 1 and has been doing this for 7 years.

Soon enough, thrilling videos of him running on a paddy field, shepherding two buffaloes surfaced and went viral on social media. There were, of course, comparisons with the legendary Usain Bolt, because Srinivasa Gowda’s 100m timing seemed lesser than the Jamaican sprinter’s.

But before we all elevate Gowda to the level of Bolt, let’s remember a few things. Can one equate a race with buffaloes to that of one involving humans. Not to mention the different conditions, the training that Bolt had to give him an edge. Taking in all these factors, can one actually say Gowda is of the same level.

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