Parkour gets official status in UK

Parkour involves running and jumping through one's environment, most often in cities. Having official status means it now has more options to apply for funding and classes which could make it become a fixture in Britain.

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Parkour enthusiast Luke Webb practises a flip along the Thames on the South Bank in London.

The United Kingdom has become the first country to make Parkour an official sport.

The activity involves running, jumping and climbing over anything and everything.

Some call it a superhero sport while others say it's dangerous. 

Having official status means the sport now has more options to apply for funding and classes which could make it become a much more familiar fixture in Britain.

TRT World's Sara Firth reports.

Source: 
TRTWorld