Skipperoos Compete at Junior World Championships

Four of King’s Skipperoos travelled to Olympic City, Colorado Springs, to represent Australia at the Junior World Jump Rope Championships from 16-23 July. Our talented athletes faced a competition against 1,200 athletes from 27 countries and the challenge didn't stop there! Colorado Springs during mid-Summer is very hot and sits at an altitude of 6,000ft above sea level but our athletes embraced the conditions and their many months of hard work to prepare for this event paid off. Well done to our students for participating in the following events:
  • Charlotte and Zoe competed in the pairs double unders 
  • Charlotte competed in the individual 30-second speed sprint
  • Addison, Indi, Charlotte and Zoe competed in the 4 x 30 Double Dutch speed relay
  • Addison, Zoe and Charlotte competed in the 1 x 60 Double Dutch speed sprint
  • Charlotte, Zoe, Addison and Indi also competed in 4 x 30-speed relays

Placing in the Top 10 in the world for some of these events was an amazing effort. Many thanks to coaches Elly Meteyard, Jasmine Hawkins and Mrs Hawkins for helping to prepare these athletes. 

Jasmine Hawkins (King’s Class of 2021 and Skipperoos Coach) competed at the World Championships (16yrs+) in ten events. Jasmine successfully won a silver medal, two bronze medals and a 4th in the world for individual consecutive triple unders, breaking her own Australian record. Jasmine was the only female Australian athlete to qualify for the Grand Finals (Top 6) at the World Championships in an individual event. A huge feat, and we are very proud of her. 
The Skipperoos are looking for male athletes to join their team where they will attempt to qualify in 2024 for the 2025 World Championships, which will be held in Kawasaki, Japan. Please contact Mrs Hawkins or Miss Meteyard.