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Girl with no hands, one leg becomes acrobatic dancer

Meet the 15-year-old with no hands defying gravity as an acrobatic pole dancer

Location: Perugia, Italy

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 15-YEAR-OLD POLE DANCER, FRANCESCA CESARINI, SAYING: "One day I woke up and I went to my mom and said that I want to do pole dance. I don't know if maybe I saw it on social media first, or I dreamt it, I don't know. I just know that I went to her and I said that I wanted to do pole dance."

Francesca was born with only one leg and no hands

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) FRANCESCA CESARINI' FATHER, MARCO CESARINI, SAYING: ''Francesca is a girl who knows what she wants. She wants to achieve certain goals. But she is also a girl of her age, who wants to live in her moment. Francesca is not differently-abled, Francesca is like this, this is it. She has never had that limb, or hands, and so she does everything with what she has."

Three years after beginning pole dancing

she competed in the International Pole Sports Federation’s virtual championship

winning a gold medal as the only athlete to compete in the disability category

(SOUNDBITE) (Italian) 15-YEAR-OLD POLE DANCER, FRANCESCA CESARINI, SAYING: ''One thing I really like is that it makes me feel free, because I know that on the pole I can do what I want, so it's a very nice thing.”

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