Double Dutch Championship
2009, 30th & 31st Oct 2009
The Singapore team to the IDDC
2009 is supported by Rope Skipping Singapore and Rulang Primary School.
After an exhausting18 hour flight from Singapore to Paris, we arrive at
Charles de Gaulle airportat 1225 hrs. The rest of the day was spent
training firstly at the hotel car park, then in the evening at a sports
hall with the French team. Their enthusiasm and passion was most
inspiring for our girls that they forget all their tiredness and we had
a good practice. The next day was registration and practice at Halle
Georges Carpentier located in chinatown where we met the other
competitors and caught up with some old friends.
The following to days was filled with memorable experiences of both
competition and the Parisian hospitality. As part of the competition
package, the French organisers played host to a visit to the Eiffel
Tower and the famous glass roof boat ride on River Seine. There was
also a Halloween party after the closing ceremony of the competition.
This year competition was more keen and the teams were generally faster
and better. Although our team was the only Asian team, the atmosphere
was great and we didn't feel out of place at this biennial meeting of
the Double Dutch titans.
After the competition, we went on a tour de Paris and of course Paris
Disney Resort. We learned many new Double Dutch skills, made more
skippng friends from around the world and improve on our French.
Ariel with the Hungarian junior DD team called Happy Feet. They broke
to world record for double dutch 756 jumps in 2 minutes.
With Yu, Japan masters no. 4 who was in Singapore recently.
More coming soon.
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