Thursday, 31 July 2014

Does 'Vertical Pole' have an Olympic chance?

Vertical Pole is very cool to watch!
However, is more similar to Rope Climbing and Wall/Stall Bars and primarily a 'conditioning' apparatus;

Preparing the body for the other gymnastic apparatus, that have 'higher risk' elements, making them even more spectacular.  E.g. Beam, Uneven Bars, Rings etc

Many well understood therefore respected sports, have taken many decades of organisation and then  Olympic applications, to even be considered.

Gymnastics is a sport already approved by Olympic Committee so the 'vertical pole' may have a sporting chance; in a decade or five, when it is more organised...

More general community 'practice and awareness' of vertical pole gymnastics, is the ideal way to do it x:)

But first we require further cohesion within the Pole Industry itself e.g. 
Industry Lingo -  'Watch Your Mouth''

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By Angela Perry 
Leader in the field of vertical pole gymnastics

Gymnast on Rings


Gymnast on Beam

Gymnast on Uneven Bars

1 comment:

  1. I think you're right when you say "in a decade or five when we're more organised". We need to sort out our lingo and our relationship with gymnastics, with dance, and with adult matters first.

    But I'd love to see pole or 'vertical bar' added to gymnastics routines. We already have horizontal bar, so why not?