You've got to see Tori Boggs jump rope to believe the hype.
Boggs, a second-year industrial design student at Ohio State, is a nine-time world rope-skipping champion, a two-time rope-skipped world record holder and captain of the U.S. National Jump Rope Team. She holds the world record for most jumps in three minutes with an astounding 984 (averaging about 5.5 a second).
She recently showed off her unbelievable skills in a video on Ohio State's YouTube page, and the clip already has more than 100,000 views. Check it out:
In addition to being one of the best rope skippers in the world, Boggs has been a tremendous advocate for the sport, helping publicize competitions and even showing competitors how to master tricks.
“You’re telling them how to do these tricks, and you’re giving them advice on training,” Boggs told Chris DeVille of Columbus Alive. “For any other sport, you’re like, ‘Why would you do that?’ But that’s where the mentality is very different. In jump-rope, you want to spread the sport. You want to spread the jump-rope borders. And to do that, you have to be open about these things.”
Boggs has been jump-roping since age 5, and she says her ultimate goal is to perform with Cirque du Soleil.