Skipping Australia National Championships 2008, 27~29 September 2008


This campaign is supported Rope Skipping Singapore, Rulang Primary School and the families of the athletes.

The Singapore team is the first international team to compete in the Skipping Australia National Championships. It is made up of 13 rope skippers including 8 of the youngest athletes ever to represent Singapore overseas in a sport competition. These 8 year old trained for almost 6 weeks before departing for Gold Coast, Australia. Training systems had to be developed for such young athletes. Their equipment and competition strategies had to be carefully planned to reap the full potential of these yearlings.

They brought home one gold, one silver and 7 bronze medals.

Our rope skippers made tons of friends exchanging emails and pins at this two and half days competition and workshop. For the next two days the team which included 6 adults visited the Currumbin Wild Life Santuary and Warner Bros Movie World to relax and enjoy Australia.

Mae Yak
Singapore Team Manager
Skipping Australia National Championships 2008



Skipping Australia National Championships results

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SINGAPORE TEAM 2
(Amy, Joe, Kaitlyn, Grace)

Gold for double dutch pair speed
Silver for speed relay
Bronze for double Under relay
Bronze for overall

SINGAPORE TEAM 3
(Leonard, Thurston, Serene, Jamie)

Bronze for double dutch pair speed

JOE Bronze for speed 30s
Bronze for speed 60s
Bronze for double under 60s
Bronze for master overall

THURSTON 7th ribbon for masters overall

AMY 8th ribbon for masters overall

LEONARD 8th ribbon for masters overall




Skipping Australia National Championship snapshot
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The Singapore team registering for the competition at Tellebugerra sports hall at Gold Coast, Australia.


Ready for speed relay event, 8&U age division. Teacher/assistant coaches busy at left and right corner.


And away they go with first skipper. Team 2 (further one) wins silver medal for speed relay.




   
Team 2 and their gold medal winning double dutch pair speed performance. Jumpers are 8 yr old Amy and Joe. Turners are Ariel (team captain) and Mae (team manager).


Happy team 2 double dutch pair speed champions at dinner at competition dinning hall. Amy is still wearing her gold medal!


Team 2 in starting pose for team freestyle event, 8&U age division. See our proud flags on the wall.


Team 3 in flight during team freestyle event, 8&U age division.


Team 2 on podium for overall Team bronze medal, 8&U age division.


Joe receiving overall third trophy for his effort in the 10&U age division Masters.


Amy receiving her overall eighth ribbon for the 8&U age division Masters.

 
Team 2 and 3 on podium for 1st and 3rd medals for double dutch speed relay, 8&U age division. They are standing behind the Aussies.


Exchanging pins and stuff with Australian skipper.


Amy and Ariel teaching Ivy, Ebony, Courtney and Briyanna "See see my baby" at Club Talle at dinner after competition on Sunday.


Breakfast on Monday outside the chalets before attending rope skipping workshop.


Rope Skipping workshop on Monday morning at Tallebugerra sport hall.



Went to Currumbin Wildlife Santuary in the afternoon. Kangaroo is camera shy. Can you see Koala bears on the trees?


Next day morning at Warner Bros Movie World.


This beautiful beach is right behind the competition complex of lodging, dinning hall and sports hall. Always bring swimwear to Australia.

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