The IJRU has awarded the 2023 World Jump Rope Championships to Colorado Springs ©IJRU

The International Jump Rope Union (IJRU) has named Colorado Springs host of the 2023 World Jump Rope Championships.

The event is scheduled to take place between July 16 and 23 next year and combine the World Championships, the International Open Tournament and the Junior World Championships.

World Championship finals have been set for the last two days.

Approximately 3,000 participants from 30 countries are expected to travel to Colorado Springs.

"We're incredibly excited to bring the premiere jump rope event in the world to Colorado Springs," IJRU President Shaun Hamilton said.

"The city has a rich tradition of Olympic and Paralympic sporting events and is one of the global hubs of the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.

"This is the perfect location as we welcome our jump rope community back together and continue our journey to future inclusion on the Olympic and Paralympic programme."

Double Dutch competition, single rope and double Dutch speed, plus single rope and Double Dutch freestyle are the planned disciplines.

A proportion of the preliminary proceedings and finals are due to be held at the 3,400-seat Ed Robson Arena on the Colorado College campus.

Practice and preliminary action have also been slated for the El Pomar Sports Centre at Colorado College.

"We are thrilled to have been selected as the host city for the World Jump Rope Championships, and to have the opportunity to welcome athletes from around the world to Olympic City USA," Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers said.

"This event is proof of concept for the City for Champions vision, which aims to stimulate our sports tourism economy by equipping the city to host international events like this one.

"Our thanks to the International Jump Rope Union for selecting Colorado Springs for this exciting event."

The IJRU has observer status with the Global Association of International Sports Federations.