An Indian Sprinter, Srinivasa Gowda, has made history by breaking Jamaica’s Usain Bolt 100 metres record of 9.58 secs set in 2009.
🏃Sprinter goes 'faster than Usain Bolt' as he runs 100m in 9.55secs alongside a pair of buffaloes https://t.co/qEIIGmwgC5
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The athlete, a construction worker allegedly beaten Usain Bolt’s 100 metre sprint record – within 9.55seconds with the help of two huge buffaloes
The Indian Sprinter from Karnataka, has since been called up for national trials after he recorded an incredible time.
Eight-time gold medal winner Bolt stunned the sporting world when he ran 100 metres in just 9.58 seconds in 2009.
But fans are convinced that Gowda has knocked the Jamaican superstar off his perch.
The 28-year-old was taking part in Kambala – where people sprint 142m through paddy fields while holding onto two bufffaloes.
He thrashed his opponent as he covered a distance of 145 metres in just 13.62 seconds.
And he sped through the first 100 metres in just 9.55 seconds – which is 0.03 seconds quicker than Bolt’s record.
As a result of his incredible performance, Gowda has now been called up for trials by India’s Sports Ministry.
Union Minister Kiren Rijiu posted a picture of the 28-year-old in action as he vowed to train him up with the top coaches in the country.
He wrote: “Yes @PMuralidharRao ji. Officials from SAI have contacted him. His rail ticket is done and he will reach SAI centre on Monday.
“I will ensure top national coaches to conduct his trails properly.
“We are team @narendramodi ji and will do everything to identify sporting talents.”
One fan on social media even predicted that the construction worker is on track for a gold medal at the Olympics.
100 meters in just 9.55 sec is an amazing feat. Proper training to Srinivas Gowda will definitely help him to make name for the country. My best wishes.@KirenRijiju @CTRavi_BJP https://twitter.com/ANI/status/1228554960595341312 …
He wrote: “This guy will surely get us a gold medal at the Olympics.”
Another fan added: “That’s super… if timing is accurate, then it’s a great discovery.”
Last summer, a high school teenager was tipped to be the next Bolt after running the 100 metres in just 9.98 seconds.