World Jump Rope Championship,
Washington DC, 4th - 8th July 2012
The World Jump Rope Championship was
participated by skippers from America, Germany, France, Brazil, Japan,
India, Kenya, Britain and Singapore. Ariel, our only
participant, won an award for her 30 seconds speed out of a field of
about 70 skippers. This makes her the WJRC rank 5th 17U female.
First day was registration and there was free time so we went to see
the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History which was featured in the
movie "Night at the Museum". Only had time to see the amazing dinosaur
of the huge museum. Went to see the White house too and the Apple
Store. Did not have time to see the Lincoln Memorial although it was
only 15 minutes away from our dorm at George Washington University.
The tournament featured some of the world's best skippers and coaches
making it a one of a kind experience for us.
Roger Yue Jr
Rope Skipping Singapore
Snapshot of WJRC trip
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History was just 15 minutes walk from
our lodgings at the George Washington University. This is the T-Rex in
"Night At the Museum"
Took a bus to the Apple store. Newspaper vending machines of the
Outside our dorm at George Washington University. Our big dorm room.
Inside the competition venue which is a basketball sport hall at the
trying our the floor for the first time.
A new speed display system that uses an iPhone as a clicker. It's
The make shift dinning hall inside the sport hall. Briefing for all the
freestyle judges and support staff.
Opening ceremony parade.
Briefing for speed judges before speed events.
Ariel warming up outside sport hall where it is 32 degrees. Ready to
skip her 30 second event.
Waiting in holding area and focusing just before 3 minutes speed.
With Liz, a second generation rope retailer. Used to buy skipping ropes
mother. Amy, ex-skipper and a director of WJR.
I was judging for 3 days including the grand final.
The CD station manned by professional DJ.
Line dancing to music while waiting for the medal ceremony to be ready.
Reminds me of our line dancing during training.
Gave out medals on the third day. Ariel with her 5th award ribbon. She
also qualified as the top 10 women to compete in the Grand Final on the
Standing by for he 30 second speed Grand Final. I am waving as they
announce me to judge the Double Dutch Contest WJR.
Ariel with multiple womens world champion Tori and Canadian friend
The British adult women's team and their coach Chris. She is also a
family with 3 daugthers skipping. They return home to prepare to
perform at the London Olympics.
The only four East Asians at the competition. With Jun and Sada of
There was prom night on the last day of competition. Dance floor packed
with young people dancing.
Earliest at breakfast next day
before leaving. Farewell photos with coaches, Hanno of Germany and
Americans Mike, Anita and
Carmen. Mike's day job is a Delta Airline pilot.
Outside the subway station at George Washington University before
subway train to the Airport.
Rope Skipping Singapore home