Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Rope skipping is the key to our Olympic Games glory

Forget table tennis! I think the only way for Singapore to win a gold medal at the Olympics is through... rope skipping! That's right. Why bother spending so much money to get imports from China to do us proud when we have our very own kids who can skip their way to Olympic Games glory? Now let's just hope those people behind London 2012 will include rope skipping as one of the sports. China and the rest of the world better watch out. From Channel NewsAsia:
The Olympic fever may be over but some kids here have a reason to jump for joy. That is because they have helped Singapore bag two golds in rope skipping at the Amateur Athletic Union Junior Olympic Games held in the United States in August.

10-year-old Ben Ong and his team-mates can clock up to 300 jumps per minute. The team from Rulang Primary and Paya Lebar Methodist Primary was the first and only Asian team competing in the rope skipping event.

They beat 39 other teams to clinch gold in the individual freestyle for the 10-year-old category and the double dutch relay team event. This was an achievement for the niche sport, which took off here in 2004.

10 comments:

Mr Big said...

Maybe they should also include SMS typing as a sport too. More gold medal opportunities for us!

ANG said...

10-year-old Ben Ong will be 14 when the London Olympics begins - he will be at his prime! Gold medal here we come!!!!

Myra Leong said...

Hahahaha!! Since when Singapore is adopting rope skipping as a sport?

Anonymous said...

how does the olympics decide which sport to include???

GeekGod said...

Dude to get rope skipping into the games, it must be voted in by two-thirds of the Olympic committee.

freestyler10 said...

what about gasing, capteh and Five Stones? heh.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigenous_and_traditional_sports_of_Singapore

Anonymous said...

r those chinese good at skipping?

TechnoLim said...

I used to be good at rope skipping in school man. very good.

xXx said...

i'm surprised that it's even a sport.

Shy said...

I was the ultimate rope skipper in Raffles Girls :oP

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

ShareThis