Hong Kong smashes rope skipping world record

August 01, 2016 15:20
Hongkongers are shown on their way to a record finish in the three-minute master competition. Photo: Sportway

Hong Kong has set a new world record as it continues to dominate the World Rope Skipping Championships in Sweden.

The tournament, which began on July 24 and ends on Aug. 2 in Malmo, coincides with the Swedish Open.

The Hong Kong team has won 63 medals, including 22 gold and as many silver, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reports.

It swept into an insurmountable lead in the overall men's championship, ahead of title favorites China, Belgium and Australia, with one day left in the tournament.

The Hongkongers, 137-strong, also placed second and third in the overall men's section.  

They smashed the men's world record in the three-minute master competition with 671.5 skips, 68.5 skips more than the previous mark.

Ally Chong, chairperson of the Hong Kong Rope Skipping Association, said the outstanding result is a great boost to the team for the remainder of the tournament.

Team member Ho Chu-ting said teamwork has been the key to their success.

See how Hong Kong team broke the world record: Go to video

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