Friday, July 18, 2008

2008 World Eskimo Indian Olympics

Alaskan High Kick
Elijah Cabinboy, from Nome, Alaska

Elijah Cabinboy from Nome ties the world record for the Alaskan high kick Thursday evening at the World Eskimo Indian Olympics in Fairbanks. After the competition, he tried one more time to break the record and hit the ball, but it was off the record since only his first three qualifying attempts count. A description of this and other events can be found on the WEIO website
"This is a game of balance where the athlete sits on the floor below a target with one hand grasping the opposite foot. With his/her remaining free hand planted on the floor, the athlete springs up and attempts to kick the target with the free foot. After kicking the target, the athlete must show balance upon landing - he/she is at the original position before kicking. Height is the objective.."


Anonymous said...

Correction, this is the Alaskan High Kick.

Andrew said...

Thank you! Our mistake, now corrected. Also note for anyone who may be interested, this short sequence was photographed at ten frames per second, but plays back at five frames per second, or half speed.