An Australian pole dancer took first place at the International Pole Championship – despite having only one arm.
Deborah Roach won the disabled division of the championship, which was staged in Hong Kong.
“I actually got into an underground Goth scene in my teenage years because I didn’t fit into normal society,” she said.
“And I loved dancing the night away on the dance floor, and that led to stage dancing in clubs.”
She took up pole dancing after being inspired by a circus themed double act she saw at a club she was dancing in back in 2006.
In 2009, she won a pole dancing competition against able-bodied dancers which spurred her to quit her job in IT and become a personal trainer.