Wednesday, June 20, 2007

You Want Sports?

THIS is a sport. It's called Sepak Takraw, it's Malaysian. It has to be seen to be believed. I was trying to find photos that would capture just what these athletes do with this ball, it's much more amazing live.

These guys hit this ball with their feet in any position, and they literally fly upside down at times. I have never seen anything like it, it's very exciting. This is on television here in Asia, but I had never seen or heard of this in the U.S.

UPDATE: There is a You Tube video of this to check out, the Busan Asian Games, Busan is actually in South Korea. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXmjOMUdsPY, It's not the most amazing action I've ever seen, but if someone has never seen this, go there now.
There's also a youtube video of some guys in Minnesota USA messing around, but they look like they might have Asian heritage, maybe that's why they knew about it.

2 comments:

La NiƱa said...

We also have this sport in the philippines

jedimasterbooboo said...

la ni! la ni! la ni! I'm chanting your name.