Rope skipping records – level 2
A Chinese schoolboy set two new world records in rope skipping. At the world’s first rope skipping championships in Dubai, he racked up 108 skips in 30 seconds and 548 skips in three minutes.
The organisers of the event said that it was very hard to count his jumps because the boy was so fast. They later re-watched the boy’s video in slow motion and confirmed him results.
The boy said that it is very important to move the rope very, very fast and to keep the upper body still.
Difficult words: championship (a competition to find the best person in a sport), rack up (to score a large number of points), confirm (to prove that something is true).
You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.
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