Criss-Cross Break the Record Challenge by Health Promotion Board ,
6th April 2009
Rachel and Ariel are Criss-Cross
record holders for the primary and secondary catergory of this
challenge so the Jumping Jewels returned
to defend the titles. Rachel is also the National record holder. The
event was held at the open area infront of the HPB's
HealthZone, the same place it was first held in
2007. The Criss-Cross Challenge poster printed by HPB used a photo
Rachel when she made the record in 2007.
When the dust settled on the challenge Ariel was the primary school and
the National record holder while Aidah was the
secondary school record holder. The
only skipper in our league jumped 111 criss-crosses in
the prelimenary round but he was quarantined
with chicken pox during the finals his team mate told us.
did not retain the
title but we are delighted that the team got all three titles we came
get. The Jumping Jewels are the reigning criss-cross speed queens
fastest skippers in the challenge.
of the Criss-Cross challenge.
A tense moment before Ariel jumps and then she is off to make rope
skipping history by breaking the criss-cross national record at 12
All competitors had to use the same type of blue plastic skipping rope
provided by the organizer which we tied knots with to get the correct
Rachel the current record holder about to start with a crowd look on
Aidah beat out her team mates by just 2 criss-crosses.
We all counted for each other hoping someone from the team would break
Jubilant Jumping Jewels at the result board. Ariel jumped 120
criss-crosses and Aidah jumped 113 criss-crosses breaking the primary,
school and national records.
Ariel the national record hold was asked to perform at the award
Aidah recieving her award for Criss-cross record breaker secondary
Ariel revieving the Singapore Book Of Records award for winning the
Rope Skipping Singapore also gets an award for supporting the skippers
for the challenge.
Media coverage of the event
Health Promotion Board's online