NextSharkNextShark.com
Latest Newsletter🍵 Biden awards Asian artistsRead

Article

Pole Dancers Compete in China’s Cold Competition in -22° Weather

pole dance

    Asian America Daily - in under 5 minutes

    Get our collection of Asian America's most essential stories, to your inbox daily, for free!

    Unsure? Check out our Newsletter Archive

    Pole dancers braved the freezing cold with barely any clothes at the 2018 Pole Dance Cold Competition in China on Dec. 20.

    The event, which celebrated its fourth year, took place in China’s northernmost city of Mohe, Heilongjiang province.

     

    Contestants swung around poles in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Celsius (-22 degrees Fahrenheit).

    Image via China Daily

    A total of 26 contestants participated in the competition that lasted for six days, China Daily reported.

    Image via China Daily

    Ahead of the event, temperatures in Mohe dropped to -41.1 degrees Celsius (-41.98 degrees Fahrenheit), forcing the local government to extend an orange alert, ECNS reported.

    Red is the highest alert under China’s four-tier extreme weather warning ranking, followed by orange, yellow and blue.

    Image via China Daily

    Despite the biting cold, contestants seem to have no problem performing complicated stunts and entertaining moves.

    Check out more pictures below:

    Image via China Daily
    Image via China Daily
    Image via China Daily
    Image via China Daily
    Image via China Daily

    Featured Images via Pear Video

    Support our Journalism with a Contribution

    Many people might not know this, but despite our large and loyal following which we are immensely grateful for, NextShark is still a small bootstrapped startup that runs on no outside funding or loans.

    Everything you see today is built on the backs of warriors who have sacrificed opportunities to help give Asians all over the world a bigger voice.

    However, we still face many trials and tribulations in our industry, from figuring out the most sustainable business model for independent media companies to facing the current COVID-19 pandemic decimating advertising revenues across the board.

    We hope you consider making a contribution so we can continue to provide you with quality content that informs, educates and inspires the Asian community. Even a $1 contribution goes a long way.  Thank you for everyone's support. We love you all and can't appreciate you guys enough.

    Support NextShark

    Mastercard, Visa, Amex, Discover, Paypal