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Cheerleading in later life: meet the women of Sun City Poms

1 December 2016 Last updated at 00:22 GMT

As part of the BBC’s 100 Women series we’ve been to Sun City, USA, to meet a group of woman aged 55-84 years-old who have formed a cheerleading and marching squad – proving that age is just a number.

What is 100 women?

BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around the world every year. We create documentaries, features and interviews about their lives, giving more space for stories that put women at the centre.

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