Daniil Medvedev Nominates Gael Monfils for Elite Breakdancing at 2024 Paris Olympics

Published 12/13/2020, 12:22 AM EST


Recently, the International Olympic Committee announced that breakdancing will make its debut at the 2024 Paris Olympics. Having being staged at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires two years ago, breakdancing will become the first dance sport to feature at the Olympics games. After hearing the announcement, World No.4 Daniil Medvedev wrote an interesting tweet on the social microblogging site.

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Tennis – ATP Finals – The O2, London, Britain – Russia’s Daniil Medvedev in action during his group stage match against Serbia’s Novak Djokovic Action Images via Reuters/Paul Childs

As CNN confirmed the news, Medvedev replied to the news post and tagged his colleague Gael Monfils to ask whether the latter would compete in two sports at the 2024 Paris Olympics.

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@Gael_Monfils in two sports in ‘24 Olympics?????,” tweeted Medvedev. Apart from his athleticism, Monfils is known for his spectacular dancing skills as well.

Gael Monfils dance moves

Interestingly, Monfils uploaded a video on his Twitter feed recently to show off his mind-blowing dancing skills. The Frenchman performed some entertaining dance moves with his fellow compatriot, having fun next to a swimming pool.

The video got people reminiscing about the 2014 French Open when Monfils enthralled the spectators by indulging in a crazy dance battle on-court alongside Laurent Lokoli.

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Medvedev’s tweet made everyone amused on Twitter, with most people replying with laughing emojis. In fact, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing will make their debut at next year’s Tokyo Olympics.

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Originally scheduled in 2020 July, the Tokyo Olympics got postponed to next year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Breakdancing’s inclusion is expected to attract young audiences to the multi-sport international event. The 2024 Paris Olympics will witness 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls compete in a one vs one battle.

At the 2016 Rio Olympics, Monfils lost to Kei Nishikori in the quarterfinals despite having three match points in the third set tiebreak. With the 2021 Australian Open to start from February, Monfils will aim to reach the latter stages of the tournament after a disappointing second half of the 2020 season.

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Kshitij Tayal

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Kshitij Tayal is a tennis author at EssentiallySports. Having played district-level tennis competitions, Kshitij is also a tenured journalist of the sport with over four years of experience. At EssentiallySports, he pens down some thought-provoking pieces on players and tournaments across the ATP and WTA.

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