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57yo in pole position to help her sport to Olympics
She's 57, a mother of three and has abs that a woman nearly two-thirds her age would kill for.
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Christie - who had a fascination with pole sports at the time - found the International Pole Sports Federation on Google, started practicing, ended up competing in Japan and then at the recent world championships in London.
She won first place.
Since her proudest moment was standing up on the dais after her world title win to the strains of the Australian national anthem, Christie now wants pole sports included as an Olympic event.
But how to get it recognised as a legitimate sport, free of strip club taboos?
"It needs to be recognised as a sport and not just a pole-dancing, stripper kind of thing,"' Christie says.
"If I thought I was sexy doing pole, I don't think I'd be doing it.
''There's a big difference between pole sports and pole dance. Pole dance is more as the entertainment value, where as pole sport is gymnastics.
''Once it's accepted at the Olympics I think people will really start to look at it.
You can check out more of her amazing journey in this interview with SBS's The Feed: