“Nobody Saw It Coming”: Team USA Break Dancers Talk New Sport for Paris 2024 Olympics

Published 06/06/2023, 12:54 PM EDT

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In a surprising move that has left the global sports community buzzing, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that breakdancing, also known as breaking, will debut as an official sport at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. This dynamic street dance form has been included in the medal events program, reflecting the International Olympic Committee’s efforts to engage a younger audience. Although breakdancing was initially scheduled to make its Olympic debut at the Tokyo Games, the coronavirus postponed the event.

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As the countdown to Paris 2024 begins, the US team is gearing up to showcase their exceptional talent on the Olympic stage. The burning question is: can they secure the gold medal for the USA? In an interview, they passionately expressed their thoughts on including breakdancing in the Olympics and their anticipation for the upcoming Games in Paris.

US Break Dance Duo Excited for Paris 2024

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Breakdancers Grace Choi a.k.a. Sunny and Jeffrey Louis a.ka. Jeffro, are all set to clinch the gold in the 2024 Paris Olympics. As they have girded up for the upcoming Olympics, the breakdancers shared their thoughts in an interview with Access Hollywood. Expressing his elation, Louis stated, “Breaking going to the Olympics it’s a lot because nobody Saw It Coming”. Following this, Sunny expressed her surprise and excitement about break dancing becoming an Olympic sport, as it was unexpected but provided an opportunity to showcase the true essence of breaking to the world.

He emphasized that breaking is often misunderstood, with people thinking it’s just rolling on the floor, but in reality, it has a rich structure and depth. Jeffro chimed in, expressing gratitude for their fortunate position, representing breaking at the Olympics. He highlighted the roots of breaking, particularly in New York, and expressed his eagerness to represent the country and his hometown.

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Recognition as an Olympic Sport

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Breakdancing’s inclusion in the Olympic program represents a significant milestone for the global breaking community. The decision recognizes the sport’s rich history and cultural significance, bridging the gap between traditional athletic disciplines and modern art forms. The IOC’s commitment to embracing new sports reflects its willingness to adapt to the changing times and engage a broader, more diverse audience.

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Breakdancing’s inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympics is a game-changer. Team USA’s breakdancers are thrilled to represent their country and showcase their talent. As the countdown begins, the world eagerly anticipates the electrifying performances. The art of breaking has arrived at the Olympics, ready to make history. Can Team USA will clinch the gold?

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Prashant Kumar

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Prashant Kumar is a pro writer for US Sports at Essentially Sports. This former sportsman has kept his watchful eye on all things Olympics, since he saw Phelps make history at Rio in 2016. With his prior experience as a senior writer for prominent blogs in the country, Prashant brings his insights on the nuances of every sport, to the team.
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Purva Jain

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