Jump Rope World Championships Cape Town South Africa 2008

Now that the 2008 US National Jump Rope Championships are behind us, it’s time to get pumped for the World Championships. They will take place in less than a month in Cape Town, South Africa from July 22nd-30th. To help us all prepare… here’s a cool story about the development of the sport of Jump Rope in South Africa.

Good luck to all of the competitors from around the world!

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Camrose Spirals

This video was submitted by Vienna Huber from Camrose, Alberta in Canada.

Vienna writes:


We love your site, it is amazing. We have put up a few videos to youtube, if you want to use any of them you can.

Our team is the Camrose Spirals, from Camrose Alberta, Canada. Our club has been competitive for 15 years. We do demonstrations, have attended camps, and compete.

Vienna Huber
Camrose Spirals

Thanks for sharing Vienna. Your team has some great videos. This was my favorite because of the variety of jump rope styles that it demonstrates. Tell the team I said great job and keep up the good work spreading the word about the sport!

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Jump Kids Jump Movement

Jump Rope is the perfect sport to help combat childhood obesity. It is cheap, portable, and easy to do. Kids of all ages can pick up a rope and get started with the basics in minutes. Jumping rope is a lot of fun and most importantly it is a great exercise. For those reasons, more and more people are using the sport as a tool to help fight childhood obesity. Here is a great example. The Jump Kids Jump Movement™ is a statewide effort in Indiana led by Clarian Health, to encourage kids of all ages and abilities to get more active by jumping rope. The launch event took place in Indianapolis on May 2nd 2008. The Indy Air Bears even performed at the event.

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