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This year, the first Olympic competitions in break-dancing will be held: what is known

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May26,2024

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The Olympic Games in Paris this year will start already on July 26. In the program, in addition to traditional sports, breakdance medals will be played.

This year, the first Olympic breakdance competitions will be held. A total of 32 people will compete – 16 men and 16 women. This is reported by the International French Radio (Radio France Internationale, RFI).

Break-dance battles will take place August 9 and 10 at the Place de la Concorde in the center of Paris. In particular, 2022 European breakdance champion Denis Civil (Dany Dann) will participate from France – he hopes to become one of the first Olympic medalists in history.

Dann will take part in Olympic Games together with three other French breakdancers who have not yet qualified.

I know the Olympics are big, but I don't feel stressed because I can't be afraid of something I haven't seen or experienced [before], said the dancer.

Other competitors:

  • B-Boy Victor, who won gold at the 2023 World Breaking Championship, will take part. He is also a two-time winner of Red Bull BC One, the annual international dance competition.
  • Other contenders include Canadian B-Boy Phil Wizard, who won the world title in 2022 and was the silver medalist last year, and South Korean B-Boy Hong-10, winner of Red Bull BC One in 2023.
  • In the women's the competition favorites are Japanese B-Girl Ami, the 2022 world gold medalist and two-time Red Bull BC One winner, and Lithuanian B-Girl Nicka, the reigning world and European champion.< /li>

The International Olympic Committee has included breakdancing in the program of the Olympic Games in 2020, along with skateboarding, rock climbing and surfing. As reported by the IOC press service, the corresponding decision was made in order to adapt the games to the conditions of life in the world after the pandemic.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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