Linden schools make clean sweep of National Jump Rope Championship

first_img… Adriell Wilson, Janee Greene most outstandingIT was expected, but what wasn’t known was how dominant the Linden-based schools would have been at the inaugural National Skip to My Lou – Jump Rope Championship, which wrapped up yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Amidst loud continuous cheers and chants, the schools from the Mining Town of Linden dominated the ‘first of its kind’ championship in Guyana and it wasn’t even a close contest for schools from the other regions.In the ‘Fusion’ Primary category, Regma Primary totalled 135 points to win ahead of Christianburg Primary (127) and Kabakaburi Primary (88). Mackenzie High School took the Secondary category, scoring 148 points and finishing 14 points clear of fellow Linden side Christianburg/Wismar Secondary (134) while Region 2-based Wakapoa Secondary were impressive enough to finish third with 118 points.Regma Primary’s Janee Greene outclassed the rest of the competition to win the Individual Freestyle title in the Primary category, but saw stiff competition from Christianburg Primary’s Shaneeza Outar who came in second. Third place went to Ashley Simon of Fort Ordnance Primary.Christianburg Primary’s Shaneeza Outar during her performance. (Delano Williams photos)Mackenzie High’s Adriell Wilson, who represented Guyana at this year’s World Jump Rope Championship in Miami, wowed the crowd with his moves to win the Secondary Individual Freestyle. Courtley Anderson of Richard Ishmael Secondary copped second, and President College’s Anessa Haywood was third.Wilson returned and showed off his stamina to win the ‘Last Man Standing’ category, defeating Revan Le Fleur of President’s College, who lasted 22 minutes 20 seconds. Wismar Christianburg Secondary’s Shalannis Williams was third with a time of 18 minutes 16 seconds.Greene (17:24) once again defeated Outar (17:16) in the Primary category of the Last Man Standing, and Shazim Hamid was third (8:20).Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, thanked the students for putting on an unforgettable show. He congratulated participants of Linden for returning to Linden with almost all the prizes.Dr Norton stated that as Minister of Social Cohesion, having the responsible for Sport in Guyana, he would do whatever it takes to ensure the longevity of the unique championship, while opening his doors to help set up the National Jump Rope Federation, which will ensure that Guyana’s talent in the sport is seen by the wider world through overseas participation.Apart from trophies, the top performers for both the individual and team categories were all recipients of laptops, compliments of the Ministry of Telecommunications, E-Governance.last_img

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