By: Sports Desk |

Updated: February 18, 2020 4:15:24 pm


Nishant Shetty recorded 143m in 13.68 seconds. (Representational Image)

Days after Srinivasa Gowda turned a viral sensation on the web, one other kambala runner Nishant Shetty could have damaged his ‘record’. In reality on comparability, Shetty could have crushed Gowda over 100 metres by 0.04 seconds.

Shetty lined 143m in 13.68 seconds, reportedly on the Soorya-Chandra Jodukare Kambala at Venoor, which might imply he was 0.04 seconds sooner than Gowda over 100 metres. Gowda was in contrast to 100m world document holder Usain Bolt and sports activities minister Kiren Rijiju assured the kambala jockey of coaching on the Sports Authority of India. No such gives have been made to Shetty but.

Gowda subsequently was additionally felicitated by the Karnataka chief minister and acquired Rs three lakh for his efficiency.

Gowda turned down the supply to participate in athletic trials, citing his lack of expertise in racing on a monitor. In a column, Indian Express journalist Shivani Naik identified the pitfalls of evaluating the kambala jockey with the world document holder.

“That he (Gowda) is 28 — old by sporting standards — when he is being drafted into the sport, shows this as being nothing more than a headline-grabbing move. The narrative has a nice ring of “doing something for sport” to it. But the comparisons between Gowda and Bolt are unfair to each. In reality, choosing his 100m time randomly from a 145m run — the place the rolling begin to Gowda’s 100m ignores Bolt’s (or any sprinter’s) important problem of rushing up from the Zero kph begin — is disingenuous. No one runs in slush in formal monitor occasions — nor do they run barefoot, which modifications the dynamic,” she wrote. (Read the complete column)

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