It is indeed a delightful moment for the dance enthusiasts out there, with breakdancing to become an official sport in Olympics 2024. The International Olympic Committee has approved to include break dancing as the new sports discipline in the 2024 Olympics Games, to be hosted in Paris.
It was in the month of February 2018, Paris Olympic officials and executive board, requested IOC members to add breakdancing as the official sports in the 2024 Olympic Games. Popular among youths, Breakdancing or breaking will be one of the four sports to be included along with Surfing, Climbing, and Skateboarding. The latter three will make their debut in the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics games.
Breaking was first introduced as an official sports event in the recently concluded Buenos Aires Youth Summer Games. The introduction of the Breakdancing into the Olympics games is aimed to appeal to the new generation of sports followers from different parts of the world. Olympics events will certainly attract more viewers with the addition of this exhilarating sports form.
The first breakdancing team to take part in the 2024 Olympics is the USA and the coach of the team is a popular breakdancer, Antonio Castillo. Antonia runs a dance studio in Maryland and he is the first to introduce the scoring system in the breakdancing competition. The breakdancing discipline will have a total of 16 athletes in each of the men’s and women’s medal events.
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Antonio expressed his views saying “He never thought it’d become an Olympic sport. A lot of times people told me you can’t take a job from breaking, it’s impossible. Go to school, get a job, pay your bills on time”.
Also, dancers Evan Sletten and Issac Witte are pleased with the IOC decision “Find out what it’s gonna be in the Olympics and I can keep going. I really have this thing to work towards.. It’s awesome”
Not only in the 2024 Olympic Games, but the discipline will also be more attractive and popular in the 2028 Los Angeles Olympic events.
In the Olympic competition, breakdancers will be evaluated on the basis of footwork, freezing in different poses and also floor spins, based on a ten-point system. Thus it is for sure in the Olympic 2024 event, you are going to enjoy the mind-blowing, entertaining performances in the form of breakdancing.