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Ciara Sotto happy that Philippine Olympics Committee has officially recognized pole-dancing as a sport

Philippine Pole and Aerial Sports Association (PPASA) president Ciara Sotto shared the historic milestone for their sport this month.

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08/13/2020 10:43 AM
Ciara Sotto happy that Philippine Olympics Committee has officially recognized pole-dancing as a sport
Photo Credit: @pinaypole Instagram

In an effort to promote pole dancing as a professional sport, Ciara Sotto founded the Philippine Pole and Aerial Sports Association (PPASA) and has led the group in promoting and gaining recognition for the past two years.

Last August 12, the 40-year-old fit mom shared some happy news.

“I’m very honored to present to you, the Philippine Pole and Aerial Sports Association (PPASA). 🇵🇭 As the Founder and President of the PPASA, I have been working on this for more than 2 years.


“I am very grateful to the Philippine Olympic Committee for finally recognizing us. This is such a great blessing from God and a very big milestone for the Pole and Aerial community in the Philippines.

“Hopefully, we will also be appreciated not just by our country but by the whole world. Please go to our page @ppasaofficial and our Facebook page for more information. Thank you! #polehearted”

 

 

 

Ciara first discovered her passion for pole dancing in 2010 and has since become a pole fitness instructor for the past couple of years. 

In an interview with Boy Abunda in 2013, the actress was already vocal about pole dancing being considered a serious sport.

“For me it’s a sport…ano yan it’s flexibility, yung strength mo. There’s so much cardio going on, you are working out every part of your body.”  

 

 

Ciara also defined her style of pole dancing as, “It’s more of tricks, I just don’t do choreo, you don’t dance and be pa-sexy. That’s not what I teach. (I teach) yung pagsabit, yun safety, pag-akyat mo sa taas, pati pag-ikot.”

In another interview with GMA, Ciara explained she found pole dancing as “very challenging and addicting. It also helps with the self-esteem.”