Cleveland Air Magic athletes jump to success at World Jump Rope Championships

IN ACTION: Luke Boon in action at the World Jump Rope Championship in the United States. Photo: Supplied

IN ACTION: Luke Boon in action at the World Jump Rope Championship in the United States. Photo: Supplied

THE Cleveland Air Magic rope skipping athletes have jumped their way to success at the World Jump Rope Championships in the United States.

WINNERS: Cleveland Air Magic athletes (back) Ivy Doyle, Jemma Bihari, Imogen Kirk, Carolyn Barker, Amy Grimes, Jackie Robba, Baylie Stariha and (front) Jake Eve, Ben Cooper, Lilly Barker and Luke Boon. Photo: Supplied

WINNERS: Cleveland Air Magic athletes (back) Ivy Doyle, Jemma Bihari, Imogen Kirk, Carolyn Barker, Amy Grimes, Jackie Robba, Baylie Stariha and (front) Jake Eve, Ben Cooper, Lilly Barker and Luke Boon. Photo: Supplied

The skippers brought home more than 100 medals and 30 trophies.

They also claimed five new world jump rope records.

Coach Carolyn Barker said she was ecstatic about the athletes achievements.

“I was honoured to hear the national anthem played eight times during the grand masters championship,” she said.

“It cemented Australia as the number one team in the world.”

A spokesperson for the the club said more than 23 countries and 800 athletes competed at the event, making it the biggest international skipping competition.

“As a united Aussie front, Cleveland Air Magic was the most successful club within the competition,” the spokesperson said.

Ben Cooper, Luke Boon, Lily Barker and Jake Eve made up the team that won the open single rope and double Dutch divisions.

They broke the world jump rope records in the three by 40 seconds double Dutch speed event, two by 60 seconds double Dutch speed and four by 30 second speed.

They also had the highest scoring routine on the competition in their double Dutch single freestyle event.

“Luke smashed his own world jump rope record in consecutive triple unders with an astounding score of 478.

Cleveland Air Magic athletes Lilly Barker, Ben Cooper, Jake Eve and Luke Boon win gold at the World Jump Rope Championship. Photo: Supplied

Cleveland Air Magic athletes Lilly Barker, Ben Cooper, Jake Eve and Luke Boon win gold at the World Jump Rope Championship. Photo: Supplied

“Jake also broke the 30 second speed record with an incredible 105 steps, only counting the right foot,” the spokesperson said.

The junior Cleveland Air Magic team of Jemma Bahari, Trinity North, Baylie Stariha, Amy Grimes and Imogen Kirk was crowned the 14 and under overall single rope champions.

They advanced to the grand masters in the four by 30 second speed event, placing second out of all open female teams.

Luke Boon, Ben Cooper, Jake Eve, Lilly Barker, Ivy Doyle, Jackie Robba, Baylie Stariha and Trinity North came third in the team show.

Other achievements

  • Jake and Lilly won the two by 30 second double unders
  • Lilly and Luke took out first in the Chinese wheel
  • Jake and Ben placed first and second in the open male three minute endurance event
  • Lilly came second in the open women’s 30 second speed

Ms Barker said the club hoped to obtain corporate sponsorship and take part in paid performances to help them defend their titles at the 2018 world championships.