2022 Ninja World Cup No. 2 Concludes

International athletes compete in the South American World Cup stop

Bogotá, Colombia (16 August): Exciting racing ensued at the Ninja World Cup No. 2 this week with 130 elite and amateur athletes competing over water on the Ninja Speed course. Thousands of spectators braved wet conditions to watch the competition during the Summer Festival in parks across Bogotá. 

Racing was on a 100m course with 12 Ninja speed obstacles similar to those used in the mega-hit television shows Ninja Versus Ninja, Team Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Junior. Instituto Distrital de Recreación y Deporte (IDRD) Bogotá provided the course and event in collaboration with Bogotá Ninja.

“We are thrilled to have successfully delivered a world-class Ninja event for athletes in the region” said Venezuela Obstacle Sports Federation (VOSF) President Mr. Kerwin Newman. “This was the first Ninja World Cup in South America, and the competition is a big step toward bringing the Ninja sport to the world stage in Colombia and Latin America.” 

“Congratulations to VOSF, IDRD Bogotá and Bogotá Ninja on delivering Ninja World Cup No 2” said World Obstacle President, Mr. Ian Adamson “Giving athletes the opportunity to compete in the Ninja speed format in all continental regions is important for the growth and health of the sport worldwide. With the success of Ninja World Cups No. 1 and 2, we look forward to World Cup No. 3 USA at the Grand Park Sports Complex in Westfield, Indiana on October 7-9.”

 

About the World Cup

The series worldobstacle.org/ninja-championships

About Instituto Distrital de Recreación y Deporte Bogotá

Instituto Distrital de Recreación y Deporte provides development of sports projects in Bogotá the capital as a sports city of Colombia and the region, providing opportunities for holistic development of the life project, with an emphasis on sports for athletes and potential talents.

About Venezuela Obstacle Sports Federation

VOSF is the sole national governing body for Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing and Adventure Racing in Venezuela.

About OCR Colombia

OCRC is the sole national governing body for Ninja, Obstacle Course Racing and Adventure Racing in Colombia.

About World Obstacle

World Obstacle, the Fédération Internationale de Sports d’Obstacles (FISO) is a Swiss-based not-for-profit independent international sports organization made up of volunteers to develop obstacle sports and events worldwide. FISO provides governance, systems, and structure to represent the needs of its member national federations and their athlete communities in over 100 countries. FISO was granted Observer Status of GAISF (the Global Association of International Sports Federations) in 2021, a critical step toward a sport’s potential Olympic recognition.

Press Contacts: media@worldobstacle.org

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