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  • Pole Sport World Championships: Hosted in the USA for the first time!


    10/30/18

    This November the Pole Sport & Art World Federation (POSA) will host the Pole Sport World Championships 2018, in
    Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Pole dancing has evolved from a way for 20-somethings to pay for college to a physically
    demanding, jaw-dropping display of athleticism.

    Over the past decade, pole sports have grown exponentially, withhundreds of athletes around the world competing in high-level competitions. POSA is the current leading international organization and comprises of multiple national federations, including the United States Pole Sports Federation (USPSF).

    We are a leader in the community and we are working towards pole sports being recognized as a sport and inclusion into main stream sports events and the Olympic Games. Pole continues to work diligently to become a recognized sport by GAISF with the goal of IOC recognition.

    The event will bring 120+ professional pole athletes from all over the world to compete in 11 divisions. There will be
    countries such as Italy, France, Finland, Russia, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Japan and Brazil. Of course, the USA´s top
    athletes will take place in the international championships and look to bring home several gold medals.

    The USA will have 15 pole sport athletes ranging in age from 10 to 55 participating. Within the senior women’s division, Rafaela Montanaro (USA), would compete for her third reigning title. Her outstanding performance gained an impressive 135.433 points, a new world record last year.

    The additional gold medal awarded to the USA last year was won by Sabine Dworak in the category “Master 50+ Women’s” division. She will be competing for her second World Title.

    Pole Sport and Art World Federation (POSA) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring the recognition of pole
    dance as a sport. POSA supports the growth of the athletic and artistic sides of pole sport. The Federation hosts
    annual international championships for both pole sport and pole art. 

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