01 July 2019. The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) is sending a squad of five athletes to represent South Africa, at the 2019 World Jump Rope Championships and Camp. The championships will begin from the 03rd – 12th July 2019 in Oslofjord Convention Center, Norway.
The 2019 World Jump Rope Championships will have athletes from as young as Novice (Beginner & Basic) to Senior (Masters & Elite), in 2018 (University of Central Florida, USA) the World championships had about 900 athletes from over 30 countries competing. In 2019, the numbers are indeed to be more increased as new athletes will be taking on the stage.
Team SA Names
Leading the South African Team will be Keo Mokolopo, both athlete and coach for Team South Africa. In 2018 World Jump Rope Championships, Keo won a Silver Medal for South Africa in the Individual Single Rope Freestyle.
Sonopo Tshilwane who last won a Bronze medal for Triple Unders at the 2016 FISAC/IRSF World Rope Skipping Championships held in Sweden, will also be joining the South African Team for Norway. Sonopo also made his debut at the 2017 World Jump Rope Championships where he placed 5th for 30 seconds speed.
Three athletes from Khayelitsha (Cape Town) will also be joining Team SA for this year’s 2019 World Jump Rope Championships, the rope skippers Mkhululi Gosa, Buyisile Hubela and Malusi Tumtumana will take on the world in the Senior Open Group. Mkhululi and Buyisile last competed at the 2018 FISAC/IRSF World Rope Skipping Championships that were held in Cape Town, South Africa. Both athletes are among South Africa’s top skippers with Mkhululi having secured 1st place in Single Rope Freestyle and Buyisile 1st place Overall Speed at the 2018 SA Gym Games, Tshwane.
Malusi Tumtumana is the youngest athlete in the Team, and was also part of the Team that competed at the 2018 World Jump Rope Championships. Malusi last performed well and even this time there’s hope of exciting competition for this young athlete.
South Africa has done well in the previous World Jump Rope Championships and in this year’s Championships we wish the Team all the best.
Download below is the Team SA | 2019 World Jump Rope Championships entries Summary and provisional schedule for this event.