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Asia and Pacific Jump Rope Championship 2017 got a huge success in Hong Kong

The Asia and Pacific Jump Rope Championship 2017 was the first official international championship recognized by the Sport Accord Asia-Pacific Headquarters. It was hosted by the Asia and Pacific Jump Rope Federation, co-organized by the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Federation, and sanctioned by World Jump Rope Federation.

The APJRC2017 was recognized by the Hong Kong Government as the “Accreditation of community-organized events for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR”. It has also received recognition from the World Jump Rope Federation in conducting the first continental championship in Asia and Pacific region.

  

The APJRC2017 took place on 18th to 20th August 2017 at the Hong Kong Playground Association Southorn Stadium, followed by two-day international camp training which led by world champions and famous jumpers from different nations. The APJRC2017 is the first jump rope championship with the most participating countries ever within the Asia and Pacific region, with a number of 15 countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, India, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Korea, Malaysia, Pakistan, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, USA. Approximately 200 contestants, from 18 teams within the Asia and Pacific regions competed in both speed and freestyle events ranging from single rope, pairs, double dutch and team events.

The 1x30sec Single Rope speed world record holder, Cen Xiaolin from China, Tori Boggs from the USA with 25 world champions, freestyle champion pairs, Noah and Graham from the USA, Luke Boon and Ben Cooper from Australia, took part in the APJRC. In response to the tough world champions competitors, 60 jumpers from the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Federation represented the Hong Kong Jump Rope Delegation to compete and were awarded with 99 medals (31 Golds, 35 Silvers, 33 Bronzes) and ranked first in the medal ranking list of the APJRC2017. Cen Xiaolin from China has broken the previous world record of 105 in 1x30sec Single Rope Speed (Male Division) with a new record of 113 on the first day of APJRC2017 and 114 on the Grand Championship. Whereas Wei Xingqin from China has broken the previous world record of 103 in 1x30sec Single Rope Speed (Female Division) with a new record of 107.5 on the first day of APJRC2017.

 

APJRC2017 has received wide attention from the public, with over thousands audience coming along to support both local and international jumpers. Besides, the event has received media attention which attracted news reporters including Oriental Daily and SportSoho to the Stadium to broadcast the championship and interview medalists.