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One foot high kick

The Inuit one-foot high kick is a traditional competition that the Inuit Inuit that is similar to the two foot high kick.

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In this competition the competitor stands on one foot, jumps in the air and hits a ball or piece of seal such as a ringed seal, which is suspended from a gallows and then lands on the same foot.

The one foot high kick tests the strength and agility of a hunter. It was also used to signal a successful hunt in some communities [1]

Two foot high kick

The two-foot high kick (akratcheak) is a traditional Inuit jumping event that occurs at many Arctic sports competitions. In the two-foot high kick, athletes must jump using two feet, touch a hanging target with both feet, and land on both feet, maintaining balance. The event is often considered the most demanding Arctic sport.

The event has its origin in subsistence whale hunting: when a whale was taken, a messenger would run to the village and kick both feet in the air once within eyeshot. Villagers would then know to prepare to harvest the whale.

As of 2007, the men's record in the event was 2,64 m (8 feet 8 inches); the women's record was 1,98 m (6 feet 6 inches).

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High kick Wikipedia


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