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Hong Kong team sets world record with lightning-fast double-dutch

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Ben Hooper
Members of the Hong Kong team set a double-dutch world record at the 2016 World Rope Skipping Championships. Screenshot: ISD ISD, HKSARG/YouTube
Members of the Hong Kong team set a double-dutch world record at the 2016 World Rope Skipping Championships. Screenshot: ISD ISD, HKSARG/YouTube

MALMO, Sweden, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- A jump-roping team from Hong Kong set a double-dutch world record at the 2016 World Rope Skipping Championships in Sweden.

The Hong Kong team took home the top prize in the double-dutch 4x45-seconds and set a world record for the event with 671.5 jumps in three minutes at the championships in Malmo.

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The team bested the previous record of 603 jumps in three minutes.

Video of the feat shows the team speed-jumping through the ropes at a high rate of speed and trading places without missing a rotation of the rope.

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