FIG Parkour / Obstacle Course update

A first FIG Parkour World Cup was held over the weekend at the International Festival of Extreme Sports World Series event in Chengdu in China. …

Personally I’ve got no problem with FIG adding Parkour as a discipline. Hopeful it will help bring more boys into the other FIG disciplines.

But I wished they’d called their new discipline “Obstacle Course“, not Parkour.

The FIG is so far dealing with only 6 national bodies:

These are Australian Parkour Association, France’s Fédération de Parkour, New Zealand Parkour, the Polish Parkour And Freerunning Federation, Parkour South Africa and Parkour UK.

The body has also been challenged by the International Parkour Federation, who claim they are the only body to currently have an application with the Global Association of International Sports Federations for official recognition pending. …

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Horton, Hamm – Team Ninja Warrior

Team Ninja Warrior is a U.S. reality TV sports television game show (spin-off) from American Ninja Warrior.

We’ll be cheering Paul Hamm, Jon Horton and Olympic pole vaulter, April Steiner Bennett.

 

April Steiner Bennett

Can American Ninja Warrior Save Men’s Gymnastics?

Dvora Meyers:

If you want to get boys into gymnastics, call them ninjas.

This is the advice I heard from a Southern California-based gymnastics coach while I was attending the 2017 USA Gymnastics Congress …

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Here’s former gymnast Najee Richardson.

Australian Ninja Warrior is a HIT

Australian Ninja Warrior  … premiered on 9 July 2017.

Nine Network will bring back its smash hit program Australian Ninja Warrior for an expanded second season and possibly for some international specials, Media has learnt.  …

Its ratings, ranging from 1.68 million to 1.47 million over three nights, surprised everyone …

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Click PLAY or watch 4′ 11″ Stephanie on Twitter.