AAU Junior  Olympic Games 2008, Jump rope 30 Jul ~ 2 Aug 2008

This campaign was supported by Paya Lebar Methodist Girls School(Primary) and Rulang Primary School and is sanctioned by Rope Skipping Singapore.

This was a four days jump rope competition at Detroit, USA where all the top rope skippers in America and the world compete for the coveted Junior Olympic Games medal. After 2 months of preparation including the final 3 weeks of daily training we started our adventure in America. The Singapore Team of 24 rope skippers garnered 2 gold, 7 silver, 7 bronze medals and 24 ribbons (4th to 10th place). Our 2 show teams were placed a very respectable 4th and 5th.

The 4 peaks of the Singapore Rope Skipping Team's performance must be:
1.   Ben winning the Freestyle Individual
2.   Ariel winning (2nd) the Individual Speed and Individual Power (out of 70 competitors)
3.   Double Dutch Speed Relay team of 10 yr olds beating 52 teams in the 12&U age division to win and matching the Junior Olympic record of 556.
4.   Both show teams coming in just behind the medal winners.

The whole team including the larger team of parents, assistant coaches and school staff had a once in a lifetime adventure preparing and participating in the Jr Olympic Games. Our rope skippers made tons of friends in Detroit and the Americans are asking us to come back for the next Junior Olympic Games.

Evon Yak
Singapore team manager
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The record breaking gold medal performance by the Singapore team of 10 year olds competing in the 12 & under age catergory. Ben, Wei-An, Yu Cheng and Daniel are now record holders in the Junior Olympic Games book records.

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