Pole Dance at Olympics

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In December the 12th 2017 my hometown Lublin, Poland held World Championship in Acrobatics and Pole Dance. The Event was spectacular not only because it took place in Poland but mainly because of a high level of performance of all contestants and amazing atmosphere at the hall. The contestants compete in six categories: Aerial Silks, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Pole, Aerial Cube, Aerial Spiral and Pole Sport. The main promoter of the championship was Polish Federation Air Power Athletics

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Pole dance combines elements of dance and acrobatics on the vertical pole and recently gained popularity as a sophisticated form of fitness practiced at some fitness clubs and designated studios. Pole dance requires significant muscular endurance and coordination, strong core muscles and flexibility as well as sensuality, in exotic dancing.

What more interesting pole dancing has been recognized by an international sporting body, following an 11-year battle by a British competitor to make the discipline an Olympic sport. Last year Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) has granted seven events “Observer status”, meaning they are now provisionally recognized as sports.

The Fact means that the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF), founded by Katie Coates from Hertfordshire is now able to apply for membership of the International Olympic Committee. Many have been waiting for this opportunity to join place as an Olympian between other talented gymnastics and athletes from UK, Poland and around the world!

As I love to watch Olympics there is no doubt I will spend some time to see this kind of competition between the nations.

 

I would like to add big thanks to the editor of KiF magazine for disclosure of these amazing pictures. 

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Adrian Scibor

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