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Karry Summers – Pole Gymnastic

The past Level 10 New Zealand champion gymnast has near 3/4 million views on one of her competition videos.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Karry is a new Mom. Went right back to coaching and training. :)

Pole Dance Competitions:

A wide range of amateur and professional competitions are held in many countries around the world. They are strictly non-nude and focus on pole dance as an athletic and artistic form of dance and fitness. The first “Miss Pole Dance World” competition was held in November 2005 in Amsterdam …

A group of advocates even pushed for pole dance to be represented as a test event in the 2012 London Olympics. …

Jeffrey Wammes – Pole

If you thought the concept of BBC Tumble was a little extreme, how about a TV show where celebrities try Pole Dance?

Click PLAY or watch Dutch Artistic gymnast Jeffrey Wammes on YouTube.

(via GymPower)

MG Elite Pole

The MG girls haven’t quite figured out Pole Gymnastics. :-)

Mallakhamb competitors

Indian pole gymnastics.

Over 270,000 hits.

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Why do these kids have to wear bathing suits to compete?

Thanks Vadim.

The Strangest Sport

Gaar Adams:

In 1936, a troupe of 35 acrobats from a small town in Central India traveled to the Berlin Olympic Games to demonstrate the ancient sport of Mallakhamb. At a formal gala convened by the International Olympic Committee, athletics officials and eager media from around the world gathered to witness the 900-year-old exotic sport’s global unveiling. The team’s intricate feats of contortion, strength, and death-defying gymnastics atop a skinny, eight-and-a-half foot pole thrilled Adolf Hitler; the Führer personally bestowed each acrobat with an honorary Olympic medal before the group returned to India.

The world’s first real glimpse of this curious athletic form was also its last. But today, in the lush highlands that hug sprawling Mumbai, this peculiar sport with apparatuses that look uncannily like medieval torture devises is still practiced. …

Athletes perform 90-second routines packed with intricate skill combinations as a panel of three judges assesses each competitor’s speed, grace, and difficulty on one of the sport’s three apparatuses: Pole Mallakhamb, Hanging Mallakhamb, or Rope Mallakhamb. …

pole acrobat


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handstand on a flag

This partner stunt has been around for many years. The first one I ever saw was Dominic Lacasse.

But I’ve seen it more often lately. A couple of examples

Mimi balanced on Karri

Mimi balanced on Karri

Jayd Lukenchuk is the flag

Jayd Lukenchuk is the flag

Is it a bit of a meme?

World Pole Dance 2014

Results from World Pole Dance & Fitness Championship 2014:

#1 Bendy Kate
#2 Pink Puma
#3 Tatyana Gordiyenko

#1 Kristian Lebedev
#2 Monik El
#3 Egor Churakov

Click PLAY or watch Bendy Kate’s winning routine on YouTube.

Thanks Karry.

Evgeny Greshilov – pole art

Men pole dance?


Click PLAY or watch Evgeny Greshilov on YouTube.

Pole Art 2013 Men’s Champion

former gymnast again Pole Vault World Champ

Yelena Isinbayeva … is a two-time Olympic gold medalist (2004 and 2008), a three-time World Champion (2005, 2007 and 2013) and the current world record holder in the event. As a result of her accomplishments, she is widely regarded as the greatest female pole-vaulter of all time. …

Born to a Tabasaran father and a Russian mother in Volgograd, Isinbayeva trained as a gymnast from the age of 5 to 15. She ultimately left the sport because as she grew she was considered too tall to be competitive in gymnastics, ultimately attaining a height of 1.74 metres (5 ft 8.5 in). …

IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 Russia AUG 2013

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“I’m not talking about retirement. As of now I’m just going to take a break! I’ll miss 2014. Hopefully, I will be busy with pregnancy. I really want to have a baby! And then I’ll try to come back. If all goes well, I will still compete for gold in Rio 2016,” Isinbayeva told ‘Ves’ Sport’ periodical.

End of career? Pole vault queen Isinbaeva takes gold, grabbing third world champion title (PHOTOS)

related – Russian pole vault great Isinbayeva condemns homosexuality at track worlds


She later backed off that statement:

… “What I wanted to say was that people should respect the laws of other countries particularly when they are guests,” Isinbayeva added. “But let me make it clear: I respect the views of my fellow athletes and let me state in the strongest terms that I am opposed to any discrimination against gay people on the grounds of their sexuality …

Isinbayeva “Misunderstood”

1-arm handstand on Pole

via Karry Summer

Karry Mimi

Subway ballet

… W.A.F.F.L.E. (We Are Family for Life Entertainment) crew: J-Black, Goofy, Boy Aero, Lex Aero, John-O and Sonic. …

NY Times – ‘Subway Ballet’

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Young men perform daring aerial dances in a crowded New York City subway car.

Anastasia on Pole

Anastasia Skukhtorova on Facebook:

My new signature trick – “Anastasia”