Jump rope is a growing sport both in the USA and around the world, with thousands of teams and athletes competing in such events as freestyle jumping, speed jumping, double under jumping and double dutch.
Official jump rope competitions are held throughout the year in both in the USA and other parts of the world. The sport continues to see big progressions in skill, with new records seemingly set every year. Below is our regularly updated list of records in the primary jump rope events.
30 Second Double Unders
Number of double unders in a 30 second period.
- Male: 102 double unders - Zac Tomlinson (USA) - 2017
- Female: 94 double unders - Zoe Ellis (USA) - 2017
30 Second Speed
Number of jumps in a 30 second period.
- Male: 226 jumps - Xiaolin Cen (China) - July 11, 2017 (video)
- Female: 210 jumps - Lee Sum Yi (Hong Kong) - March 6, 2017 & Eva Hanuszik (Hungary) - February 8, 2015
Single Rope Endurance
Number of jumps in a 3 minute period.
- Female: 1012 jumps - Xingqin Wei (China) - July 30, 2016
- Male: 1100 jumps - Xiaolin Cen (China) - July 30, 2016
Number of consecutive triple unders unbroken.
- Male: 521 - Eric Seeger (Germany) - July 30, 2016 (video)
- Female: 401 - Tori Boggs (USA) - June 29, 2016
A few bonus records
Most Jumps in one hour - 12,702 - Peter Nestler (USA) - 2015
Longest time jumping rope without taking a break. American Joey Motsay, a fitness trainer, set the record by jumping rope at his Positive Stress gym in Greensboro, NC, during a marathon session that spanned 33 hours and 20 minutes. The feat took place between December 4 and 5, 2009, and raised $38,000 for Smile Train, a children's charity.
About the Author
Matt Hopkins is a former competitive speed jumper and jump rope coach. Matt has won numerous national championships in speed jumping, and his athletes have won several national speed and freestyle titles and have broken world and national speed records. He also taught middle and elementary school PE in Leavenworth WA for 23 years.