“BOLT” Gowda gets cash prize but skips trails
Srinivasa Gowda was felicitated by the chief minister and the government granted him 3 lakh rupees as an award for his performance.
Gowda took the sporting fraternity in India by storm after clips of him running with buffaloes went viral on social media last week. Gowda ran a distance which was deduced as running 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds which prompted Sports Minister KirenRijiju to ask Sports Authority of India’s top coaches to conduct trials for him in Bengaluru.
But Gowda has refused to take part in the trials citing his lack of experience of racing on a track as opposed to the Kambala event, in which jockeys have to sprint 142m through paddy fields with buffaloes barefoot.