Inspired by her participation in the Milpitas Elementary Olympics, Thomas Russell Middle School seventh grader Eunice Lee has earned 2 gold medals and 1 bronze medal at the U.S. National Jump Rope Championships.
“My jump rope passion started from the Milpitas Elementary Olympics,” said Lee, who also formed her own Milpitas Jump Rope Team to compete at the National Jump Rope Championship “because I would like to represent the City of Milpitas.”
Lee is already repping her hometown on a national level. She is a 3-time U.S. National Champion for 3-minute Speed Jump Rope (2021,2022) and Individual Freestyle Jump Rope (2022). Additionally, The 2-time U.S. National Jump Rope Team Athlete (2021, 2022) took 2nd place in the U.S. Grand National Championship (regardless of age group) for the 3-minute Speed Jump Rope (2022).
“I found my talent on jump rope when I was 8 years old (1-minute single rope speed) at the Milpitas Elementary Olympics where I got the gold medal for two years (2018, 2019) in a row among 6 elementary schools,” recalled Lee, who received the 2019 Superintendent Recognition Women’s Leader Award for her achievements.
Just this year Lee has taken home two gold medals and one bronze medal in the 2022 American Jump Rope National Championship. Watch her in action in these videos:
Lee will be honored by the Milpitas Unified School District’s Board of Education at the October 25 meeting.
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