FIG pushing forward with Parkour

Next on the roadmap is the appointment of a FIG Parkour Committee which shall work in three areas, education, development and competitions.

This Committee shall be chaired by David Belle and composed of Charles Perrière and other Parkour experts as well as two athletes’ representatives (one male and one female). …

The roadmap also seeks to provide the staging of a series of Parkour World Cups in 2018 and 2019 together with a first FIG World Championships planned in 2020. …

As for education and development, the Parkour Committee shall be in charge of preparing educational tools for youngsters and coaches’ education programs with a view to put in place a framework in which the amateurs will be able to evolve progressively and in a safe environment. …

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I’m confident that FIG Obstacle Course events will be safer than the other alternatives. One upside.

Jessie Graff – ‘American Ninja Warrior’

Wow.

Jessie is a Goddess of upper body strength.

Jessie Graff has made American Ninja Warrior history as the first woman to defeat Stage Two of the USA vs. the World Competition. And that’s after she already made history as the first woman to ever compete in the competition period. Representing team USA, Jessie completely crushes …

Mashable

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FIG’s first Parkour competition

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It sounds like Parkour founder David Belle is on board with the the new FIG discipline.

But the British Parkour body accuses FIG of encroachment.

Personally I’ve got no problem with more obstacle course competitions. They are cool.

But I’m worried our other disciplines will feel neglected: Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics, Power Tumbling, Double-mini, etc.