Sport: Watusi

Home from 75,000 miles of travel up and down Africa, a British missionary brought news. A photograph showed a long, lean, brown-skinned form soaring high in the air, a good 12 in. over a bar which the photographer swore, upon his honor as a missionary, had been set at 6 ft. 6 in. The jumper was a Watusi or member of the highest caste in the African kingdom of Ruanda, a caste in which all the members are between six and seven feet tall. Had the Watusi shown been competing in a recognized...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!