"Many who have achieved in track events have tried Kambala and have not been successful."
Kambala Jockey Nishant Shetty took 13.62 seconds to cover the distance of 142.5m READ:
Kambala star Srinivas Gowda was felicitated by Karnataka CM BS Yeddiyurappa and was presented with a Rs 3 lakh cheque. READ :
Karnataka: Srinivasa Gowda from Mudbidri, Mangaluru ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at a buffalo race (Kambala) in a paddy field on Feb1 in Kadri. He says, "People are comparing me to Usain Bolt. He is a world champion, I am only running in a slushy paddy field".
Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju on Srinivasa Gowda who ran 142.5 meters in 13.62 seconds at a buffalo race (Kambala) on Feb 1: Standard of Olympics is different from traditional sports. It's not right to compare the two as we cannot go by amateur record but only by official trial.
All Clear Signal for Kambala is great news.Rural sport needs to be preserved.Great that #Kambala bill got President's approval, making Kambala a legal rural sport in Karnataka.Greater that it escaped hypocritical organization's attempt to block avenues which rejuvenate the youth