National Championships 2011, 24-25
When the dust had settle in Canberra on the competition Ariel had won
2nd in both the 30s Speed and 3 minutes Speed. A 6th position in
Freestyle gave her an overall 3rd place in the 14yrs Masters.
This year only one of our
skippers participated in the Australian Nationals which was held
at the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) campus in Canberra. This is
all the Australian Olympic athletes train. Our flight landed in Sydney
at about 5am and we drove 3 hours to Canberra.
We arrived a day before the 2 day competition. Practiced speed
most of that day to get used to the cold. This paid of as both speed
score are Ariel's personal
best on the first day of competition, 85 and 398. Her freestyle was on
day. It got colder during this weekend making getting warm
the events difficult.
Drove back to Sydney to stay a
night with old friends before returning to Singapore.
Roger Yue Jr
Skipping Australia Championships 2011
Skipping Australia National
Practicing speed on our jump board that we brought from Singapore. Our
red hatchback rental parked outside our cabin #403 at Canberra
Motor Village, 5 minutes from AIS.
Entrance of the arena at the Australian Institute of Sport campus.
Inside the AIS arena trying out the floor before the opening march
current and 3 times world champion. Carolyn, his coach.
The Singapore contingent of our Ariel and a junior team from Rulang
School at the opening march pass. Notice the big screen for the Speed
To keep warm enough before the 30 second speed Ariel wore her winter
Ariel racing away in the 3 minutes speed event.
Waiting for results on the first day. On the podium for 30 seconds
Speed and 3 minutes Speed.
The first day of competition finished at 9 pm with no dinner break.
Dinner at MacD after competition.
On the second day of competition Ariel's freestyle event was after
In the group routine event one of the clubs gave an entertaining
presentation with a team made up of parents of skippers.
A Japanese fusion team gave an energetic performance before the prize
Ariel receives her medal for 3rd place overall Masters.
After prize giving athletes who qualified to represent
Australia at the next World Championships where announced and went to
Next morning drove back to Sydney where we had lunch are Fisherman's
Market in Sydney. Look at the size of that Pelican.
A large playground on our way to Town Hall train station.
Queen Victoria Mall on top of Town Hall station. The double deck train
went on the
Sydney Harbour bridge on way to friends home.
Infront of our friends home. On board our Qantas flight before take off
the next day.
Rope Skipping Singapore