Watch: USA’s First B-Girl to Qualify for 2024 Paris Olympics, Sunny Choi, Lights Up Universal Studios

Published 11/19/2023, 5:45 AM EST

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The 2024 Paris Olympics will see a plethora of new sports being inducted into the event. For the first time, skateboarding, surfing, and sports climbing will be given a stage in the Olympic Games and fans are naturally excited. Not only that, non-traditional breakdancers will also enthrall the visitors with their slick moves. A month ago, Sunny Choi was named as the first US woman to qualify for the 2024 Olympics.

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Choi is the Pan American Games winner and also a silver medalist at the World Games. Making her first impression in the Olympics memorable, she will definitely be looking to set the stage on fire as breaking gears up for its Olympic debut. But before that grand event, she gave a glimpse of her talent at the Team USA photoshoot at Universal Studios.

Sunny Choi is seen in a peppy mood

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In a recent video clip shared by the official Team USA Twitter handle, Choi can be seen having a blast at the Universal Studios shoot. Evidently, the US team can’t stop gushing over Choi and her moves. “…so smooth with it” read the post. Choi’s smooth flow has given her significant recognition among her peers and the national Olympic team can’t get enough of her. 

In the 15-second video, Choi can be seen all smiles as she poses for the camera, trying to look as flawless as she can. The surrounding folks also don’t hold back from hyping her up, as several enthusiastic cheers can be heard in the background. While breaking isn’t yet officially announced for Olympic events after the one in Paris, the sport will have to make a significant impact on the grand stage to do so.

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It was confirmed in 2020 that the Paris Olympics will see breaking make its debut. While breakers are exuberant about bringing their skills to the Olympics, there’s a catch. They’ll have to improvise their entire set, as the songs that will be played won’t be common knowledge beforehand.

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B-boying breaking boundaries and strives for the sky

Officially recognized as a discipline by the World Dance Sport Federation, breaking has come a long way from its hip-hop roots. While the dance form traces its roots to the 1970s New York Bronx, it’s become a worldwide sensation over the decades thanks to significant TV attention. Now, as b-boying makes its Olympic debut, connoisseurs of the style will hope for bigger things to come their way in the future.

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According to the Paris Olympics program schedule, on August 9 and 10, 16 b-boys and b-girls will face off against each other in 1v1 battles as the DJs drop impromptu beats. Choi will be joined by two males and one female breaker as part of the USA representatives at the 2024 Olympics.

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