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Loughborough, England - Saturday 31 July 2010: A competitor holds the ropes steady before the start of a routine during the World Rope Skipping Championships held at Loughborough University, England. The championships run over 7 days and comprise junior categories for 12-14 year olds in the World Youth Tournament, 15-17 year olds male and female championships, and any age open championships. In the team competitions, 6 events are judged, the Single Rope Speed, Double Dutch Speed Relay, Single Rope Pair Freestyle, Single Rope Team Freestyle, Double Dutch Single Freestyle and Double Dutch Pair Freestyle. For more information check www.rs2010.org. Picture by Andrew Tobin/Picture It Now.