More than 150 pole dancers from around the world compete in the annual "Pole World Cup" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.nnContestants from 36 countries clim...
More than 150 pole dancers from around the world compete in the annual "Pole World Cup" in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.nnContestants from 36 countries climbed, gripped and did splits on poles during the three-day competition in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
nnPole dancing may have started out in strip clubs, but since the 1990s, it's become an all-ages exercise and sport phenomenon.
nnAt the Pole World Cup, the judges look at the difficulty of the moves and artistic performance.
nnThe competition is open to both women and men and was first held in 2011.
nnThe cash prize in the Pole World Cup can be as much as £20,000.
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