Junior Olympic jump rope champion overcomes ankle surgery


Kristen Bork (fourth from left) and her team came in first in the “Team Show” category in the 2011 Junior Olympics, held in New Orleans, Louisiana. This was a year after a surgery that left her unable to walk for four months. (Photo by: Ward Horner / Team Photographer)

Freshman Elementary Education major Kristen Bork talks about her experience as a jump roper and the challenges that she has overcome, including an ankle surgery. She has been jump roping for the Kangaroo Kids for about 10 years, meeting people from all over the world at competitions. She also coaches young jump ropers.

To listen to her story, click below.

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