Calgary rope skipping athletes pushing for more recognition

Calgary rope skipping athletes pushing for more recognition

By MARY GETANEH Star Metro Calgary Tues., August 7, 2018 CALGARY—Double-Dutchers are doubling down on their efforts to get their competitive sport more recognition with the hopes that they’ll one day see jump rope in the Olympics. It’s a hard sport, that’s what 13-year-old Halle Borden wants people to understand. “It does (frustrate me) because…

From the playground to the podium: Calgary jump ropers have Olympic dreams

From the playground to the podium: Calgary jump ropers have Olympic dreams

CALGARY — Try doing a handstand. Now, try doing a handstand as double-Dutch ropes twirl around you. And try doing that without getting tangled. Competitive rope-skipping has been around in Canada for three decades, but it’s more often thought of as a children’s playground game than a bona fide sport. Members of a newly formed…