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Episode 59 February 22, 2020

Game Time: What looking for Usain Bolt in a Kambala jockey says about Indian sports

In this past week, atleast two Kambala jockeys, including Srinivasa Gowda, made the news for apparently ‘breaking’ Usain Bolt’s 100m world record. In this episode, Gaurav Bhatt and Nihal Koshie breakdown the entire incident (from Gowda’s overnight stardom to him being offered to take part in athletic trails), discuss why this discredits the current Indian sports system and what is perhaps the only silver lining about all this.

Additional links:

The picture of Srinivasa Gowda running with the bulls

Shivani Naik’s editorial

The Guardian piece on Caribbean Olympians

The Budhia Singh biopic


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Game Time: What looking for Usain Bolt in a Kambala jockey says about Indian sportsIn this past week, atleast two Kambala jockeys, including Srinivasa Gowda, made the news for apparently 'breaking' Usain Bolt's 100m world record. In this episode, Gaurav Bhatt and Nihal Koshie breakdown the entire incident (from Gowda's overnight stardom to him being offered to take part in athletic trails), discuss why this discredits the current Indian sports system and what is perhaps the only silver lining about all this. Additional links: - The picture of Srinivasa Gowda running with the bulls - Shivani Naik's editorial - The Guardian piece on Caribbean Olympians - The Budhia Singh biopic You can follow us and leave us feedback on Facebook and Twitter @expresspodcasts, or send us an email at podcasts@indianexpress.com. If you like this show, please subscribe and leave us a review wherever you get your podcasts, so other people can find us. You can also find us on https://www.indianexpress.com/audio.