Pole Sports, the IPSF’s flagship discipline and foundation to Pole in the Olympics:
Created and evolving in strict accordance with GAISF and the International Olympic Committee criteria, Aerial Hoop is now in its 4th year at the World Pole & Aerial Sport Championships. With more than 3000 athletes worldwide competing in regionals, nationals and opens throughout each year and expanding exponentially in terms of competitors, countries, continents and fans, this enthralling sport culminates each year at the World Championships where elite athletes from across the globe compete for the Gold Medal and the coveted title of World Pole Sports Champion in categories ranging in ages from 10 to 75, and in divisions including Men’s, Women’s and Doubles, Juniors, Novice and Masters
This discipline includes artistic elements but is based more heavily on athleticism and technical merit, and judged by an original Code of Points in line with Olympic standards.
Qualification by attending a national or open championships (all IPSF competitions host an Open)