Mallakhamb or Malkhamb is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses while hanging from a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport.
The word "Mallakhamb" is composed of malla which denotes a
gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole.
Mallakhamb can therefore be translated to English as pole gymnastics.