Indian Olympics – Hammer Toss Record Holders
The Indian Olympics were taking place in Duncan, B.C. and the next competition
was the Hammer Toss. The first Indian up, representing Chemainus, grabs the
hammer and tosses it 250 yards.
“Wow,” the announcer stated, “You have broken the world record. How'd you do it?”
“My grandfather was a fisher, my father is a fisher and I am a fisher… have strong arms, throw hammer far.”
The second Indian, representing Sooke, grabs the hammer and tosses it 300 yards.
“You just broke the last guy’s world record. How'd you do it?"
“My grandfather was a logger, my father is a logger and I am a logger… have strong arms, throw hammer far.”
The third Indian, representing Squamish, grabs the hammer and throws it 375 yards.
The announcer was astonished… “You just blew everyone away. How'd you do it?”
“My grandfather was on welfare, my father is on welfare and I am on welfare. I was taught that if I ever see a tool, pick it up and throw it as far away as possible.”