Asian Rope Skipping
Championships 2009, 28~30
team for the
Asian Championship was
supported by Rope
Singapore (RSS), Rulang Primary School and the families of the athletes.
The countries participating are
Chinese Taipei. Macau China, China, Japan, Korea and Singapore. Notice
there are 4 China's.
This is Singapore's lowest medal tally of 2
the three Asian Championships RSS have participated in. We won 26 and
55 medals for at 2004 and 2005 Asian when RSS was the
member of the Asian Rope Skipping Federation (ARSF). The Singapore
Heart Foundation (SHF) is now the member of ARSF.
Then the swine flu pandemic hit Singapore and the Ministry of
Education banned all school travel. The other school withdrew their 26
skippers and PLMGS withdrew their 2 skippers from the Firecrackers
The 10 remaining Firecrackers kept on training. Just a week before the
the ban was lifted and the Firecrackers were on their way to Hong Kong.
SHF decided to send only one school team to represent Singapore
in the Team and Masters events of the Asian Championship in Hong Kong.
RSS formed an alliance team with the Jumping Jewels, Rulang Primary
School and PLMGS and requested to compete in the Asia Cup event which
did not intend to participate . The Asia Cup team called the
was made up of 5
skippers from the Jumping
5 skippers from Rulang and 2 skippers
The 5 Rulang skippers competed in the Masters and Team events too but
the 5 Jumping Jewels were not allowed to compete by SHF and ARSF even
after we made numerous request weeks before the competition up the an
hour before the Masters. Mavis from
won a bronze for her freestyle masters effort. The Firecrackers were
sparkling in the prestigious Cup event and won a bronze cup.
In all the years of competition tours this is the first time the
Singapore team had to
move to a
hotel (Hyatt) and at our own expenses mid-competition because the
organizers did not provide adequate accommodation and meals even though
we paid for them in the competition package. We are also disappointed
that SHF did not allow our 5 very experienced National skippers to
represent Singapore in the Masters and Team events. Even the Ministry
of Education CCAB rope skipping
advisor and the National Primary School Rope Skipping Championship
convenor HOD who sat with our team where helpless as the Jumping Jewels
out the Masters and Team events.
The president of ARSF, Amy Ha, later suggested to me that Singapore
hold the next Asian in 2011. I asked her to contact the SHF as they
were not represented at the championship.
The next day the Firecrackers visited Hong Kong Disneyland. All of the
skippers have already visited Disneyland in Japan and some have been to
Paris Disneyland on previous
competition tours so this is becoming a regular ritual for us.
Singapore Team Coach
Asian Rope Skipping Championship 2009
Asian Rope Skipping Championship 2009
. . . Bronze medal for 14 years & under masters freestyle
Firecrakers Rope Skipping Team of
Rachel, Aidah, Pei Shi, Ariel, Amy,
Syazana, Mavis, Idayu, Jaime,
. . . Bronze Asia Cup
Asian Rope Skipping Championship 2009 snapshot
The RSS team and the Rulang team went on seperate flights to Hong Kong.
Here are the Jumping Jewels at Changi Airport before departing.
Our first meal at the competition venue university canteen after we
arrived in Hong Kong.
Practice on first day at competition hall. Firecrackers here with Ron
Kappert the president of the International Rope Skipping Federation
(IRSF or FISAC). The team in their newly designed tank tops in national
colors of course.
With the Chinese Taipei team at welcome dinner on first day.
With Sada the Japan Rope Skipping Federation(JRSF) president and
Japan's 'Peace Peace', champion of the Double Dutch Contest Japan(DDCJ)
which the Jumping Jewels also competed in. A happy reunion for the
With the Macau China team. This is their first Asian Championship.
With Tommy and Ho Nam of Hong Kong
Old friends of the last two DoubleDutchCompetiionJapan. Haruki, Yuka
Peace Peace DD team with Rachel and Ariel of the Jumping Jewels
The Firecrackers with the man, Sada.
The MOE educationists that sat with the Firecrackers, - Chan, Ng,
Lee, Kwan, Thin and Yanti.
At the Japanese team corner the All Japan Rope Skipping
Championship 2009 Shoichi (open champion) with Masashi (3rd) and our
Ariel, the All Japan champion (14 yrs under division), exchanging
Rachel in the coaching box and the Rulang double dutch team speeding.
The Rulang team with their unique school flag design attire.
Double dutch freestyle end pose and their result flashed by the judges
Practicing for Cup event in an assigned squash court was
difficult because the Cup event floor is 15 by 15 meter. You can see
the Korean team practicing their
fan element for the Cup event. The next photo of Firecrackers and the
Korean team waiting to compete in the Asia Cup.
Waiting for results. Photo with Ron Kappert president of IRSF and Amy
president of ARSF after receiving bronze for the Asia Cup.
The two managers, Evon and Serene, of the Singapore team at the
Evon with Kelvin Man of Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association
The STRONG Hong Kong team!
A montage that makes you wanna go to Hong Kong Disneyland.