Anand Mahindra wants Olympic gold for India's Usain Bolt Srinivasa Gowda. Will train him, says Kiren Rijiju
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Anand Mahindra wants Olympic gold for India’s Usain Bolt Srinivasa Gowda. Will train him, says Kiren Rijiju

Anand Mahindra recently took to Twitter to write that he wants an Olympic gold for India’s Usain Bolt, Srinivasa Gowda.

Anand Mahindra’s Twitter timeline is a wonder box filled with videos about incredibly talented people.

Today the Mahindra group chairman took to the social media site to talk about Srinivasa Gowda, who recently took the Internet by storm when ran a distance of 100 metres in just 9.55 seconds.

Anand Mahindra tweeted, “Just one look at his physique & you know this man is capable of extraordinary athletic feats. Now either @KirenRijiju provides him training as a 100m sprinter or we get Kambala to become an Olympic event. Either way, we want a gold medal for Srinivasa!”

Mahindra had also requested Minister of State Youth Affairs and Sports, Kiren Rijiju to provide Srinivas training as a 100m sprinter in his tweet and said that he wants an Olympic gold for him. And today Rijiju replied.

He tweeted, “I’ll call Karnataka’s Srinivasa Gowda for trials by top SAI Coaches. There’s lack of knowledge in masses about the standards of Olympics especially in athletics where ultimate human strength & endurance are surpassed. I’ll ensure that no talents in India are left out untested.”

28-year-old Gowda became the talk of the town after videos of him running a distance of 100 metres in just 9.55 seconds went viral.ADVERTISEMENT

In fact, some people even claimed that Gowda’s timing was faster than Usain Bolt, who holds the world record in the 100-metre race at 9.58 seconds. They even called his the world-famous runner’s Indian version.

In fact, National General Secretary of BJP P Muralidhar Rao also appreciated Gowda, “India will rise and shine the Indic way! 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.”

To which Rijiju responded, “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 trials properly. We are team @narendramodi ji and will do everything to identity sporting talents!”

In an interview to ANI, Srinivasa Gowda talked about his new-found fame and said, “People are comparing me to Usain Bolt. He is a world champion, I am only running in a slushy paddy field.”

Kambala is an annual buffalo race held in the state of Karnataka. The traditional event is sponsored by local Tuluva landlords and households in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi.