Nunavut - Two world records fell at the Inuit Circumpolar Games
in Kugluktuk before they came to an end Monday night.
Bernhardt, the co-ordinator of the athletic events, says Corey Klengenberg
of Cambridge Bay broke the senior men's world record for the Kneel
says it's a difficult event where the participant kneels with their
bum touching the floor. He says the athlete has to jump forward,
land, and keep their balance.
says Klengenberg leapt 1.34 metres (53 inches), 50 millimetres (two
inches) more than the previous record. He says a capacity crowd
was on hand to witness the feat.
everybody stood and applauded and was very happy when he broke the
record," Berhhardt says.
the participants that represented Cambridge Bay and of course he
got a standing ovation from all the people in the audience that
were present in the complex."
says most of the athletes at the games were young like Klengenberg.
very important for our youth to know our games," Bernhardt
our senior athletes get older, the young people will take over from
where the seniors took off, so it's like we want to keep going that
route because it's important for our people to preserve and protect
and play these games, so they could find their own identity and
build on their self esteem."
says Minik Rasmussen from Greenland broke the junior men's world
record for the one foot high kick. He says Rasmussen kicked 2.69
metres, ( 8 feet 10 inches) in the air.