El pasado fin de semana en Zurich, Suiza, se desarrolló el Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance en el que participaron 26 países. La competencia estuvo dominada por rusas y ucranianas, de acuerdo a un reporte del HuffPost UK.

El Pole Dance es una forma de baile combinada con gimnasia en el que se utiliza como elemento un poste o caño vertical sobre el cual el bailarín realiza su actuación, requiere de mucha fuerza, coordinación y elasticidad.

En la actualidad es considerado un ejercicio que puede ser utilizado como una gimnasia aeróbica y anaeróbica. Reconocidas escuelas de gimnasia lo están agregando como parte de su repertorio a lo largo y ancho del planeta.

A continuación dale una miradita a lo que fue el Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance:

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  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A detail of a competitor as she participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor prepares prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor prepares prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors prepare prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor streches before participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor looks on prior to participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors prepare prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: The audience looks at a competitor participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • Campeonato Mundial de Pole Dance

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors prepare prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors joke prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor streches before participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors prepare prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Judges mark a competitor participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors prepare prior to participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Details of competitors as she participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor streches before participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: The audience looks at a competitor participating at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: A competitor participates at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)

  • World Pole Dancing Championship 2012

    ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - NOVEMBER 10: Competitors participate at the World Pole Dancing Championship 2012 held at the Volkshaus on November 10, 2012 in Zurich, Switzerland. The public's perception of pole dancing has recently changed to become a popular sport combining physical strength, technique and choreography. (Photo by Harold Cunningham/Getty Images)