Delivering an engaging and inspiring performance, 62-year old American athlete Greta Pontarelli won the Master’s (50+) Division at the World Pole Sports Championships at York Hall in London, England. The competition hosted more than 150 of the world’s finest pole artists from over 28 countries as crowds flocked to see them exhibit their jaw-dropping skills. The International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF), home to the World Pole Sports Championships (WPSC) is a not for profit organization whose aim is to get pole sports competitions into the World Games and the Olympics. Pontarelli’s winning performance can be viewed on YouTube.
In June Pontarelli qualified for the 5th Annual International Pole Championships (IPC) to be held in Singapore on November 30, 2013, and has another World-title in her sights. IPC requires no compulsories where Pole Sports has ten required advanced compulsory moves that are scored along with the artistic value. She was one of three Master competitors to be chosen worldwide by the International Pole Dance Fitness Association in June earning her a coveted spot at the IPC event.
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