Kambala Race In Karnataka: Know The Traditional Way To Stay Fit

Srinivas Gowda, the 28-year-old racer has been approached by the Sports Authority of India for tests but has refused to take up the offer.

Tavishi Dogra
Written by: Tavishi DograPublished at: Feb 19, 2020Updated at: Feb 19, 2020
Kambala Race In Karnataka: Know The Traditional Way To Stay Fit

Kambala Race is a major local sport played annually in Karnataka (it is a buffalo race). In this race, two buffaloes are tied and one player is hooked. This year the Kambala race was in headlines due to Kambala player Srinivas Gowda, who made a record by completing 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds. Now this record has been broken by Nishant Shetty. Nishant broke Srinivas' record by running 100 meters in 9.51 seconds.


After the video of Gowda's Kambala race went viral, he was compared to Usain Bolt (world record runner, Jamaica). Moreover, the Sports Minister Kiren Rijiju spoke to SAI (Sports Association of India) to take his trial. However, on Monday, Gowda refused to give the trial and said to focus on his local game. At the same time, Gowda was honoured by the Chief Minister of Karnataka (BS Yeddyurappa) and an amount of Rs three lakh was also rewarded for his performance.

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Comparison with Usain Bolt's world record


Kambala player Srinivas Gowda made a record by completing the 100 meters in just 9.55 seconds, compared to Jamaican runner Usain Bolt as his world record for completing the 100-meter race is 9.58 seconds. On the other hand, Gowda took 9.55 for this, and now Nishant Shetty has taken only 9.51 seconds for it.

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Srinivas Gowda's secret


Gowda talks about his speed in the race, saying that much is being talked about the impressive physique and tradition of Kambala, but this is a result of what he has done since his childhood. At the same time, industrialist Anand Mahindra tweeted, "Just look at his body, you will understand that this man is capable of doing extraordinary athletic feats." At the same time, we also get the inspiration from this, that not only by going to the gym, exercising or doing yoga, we can also be fit on our own (as there are many other ways to do it).

Traditional Indian sports: fitness secret

  • Kabaddi - It is one of the most liked classic sports in India. Playing kabaddi increases stamina.
  • Kho Kho - It is much liked by the people in most parts of the country. It is also very popular among children in India as this requires speed, strength and sharp reflexes.
  • Mallakhamba - This is a sport where a gymnast walks on a pole. This sport requires a very flexible and agile body. The sport is played at the national level and is considered to be the Indian form of pole gymnastics. These require stretching and flexibility exercises for many years. In this way, you can maintain your fitness by playing these games too.

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