Debuting at the European Games Breaking attracted crowds of spectacors to the Park Strzelecki, Nowy Sącz.
The first day of the Breaking tournament in Nowy Sacz provided observers with a huge dose of energy, music and sports rivalry. 32 male and female dancers from all over Europe, presented their skills in dynamic Round Robin dance battles. The amphitheater in the Park Strzelecki in Nowy Sacz became the arena where the exciting dance duels took place. There was also an engaged audience cheering on their favorites.
Bboy from Poland moves to the next stage.
Poland was represented by a pair of extremely talented dancers, Paulina Starus known as “Bgirl Paulina” and Igor “Wigor” Wypiór. The bboy, despite a difficult start, managed to score enough points to advance to the next stage of the competition.
-I started with a very strong opponent, “Menno” from the Netherlands. I wanted to take a risk and unfortunately failed, I lost to zero. This took my psyche to a lower level, later I tried to rebuild it and won the next two fights,” admits the participant.
Breaking is becoming an olympic discipline.
Breaking is making its debut at the European Games this year, and will also make its first appearance at the 2024 Olympics. Two winners will receive a pass to the Olympic Games in Paris. One pass will be awarded in the Bgirls category and the other in the Bboys category.
-It is definitely a great opportunity for all dancers. The funding is greater due to the fact that it is now an Olympic sport. Well, and you know, it’s an amazing adventure such qualifying for the Olympics, and I won’t mention the Olympics themselves,” concludes Bboy “Wigor”.
8 Bboys and 8 Bgirls qualified for the next stage, including the youngest participant, 15-year-old Dominika Baniewicz “Nicka”, a dancer of Polish origin representing Lithuania.
-I am the youngest, but this is not the most important thing. What matters is the level of breaking. For me the biggest rival is Bgirl “India” from the Netherlands, but I am prepared and will try with all my might to make it,” she assures.
Participants are still waiting for the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals – everything will take place already on Tuesday. It starts at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are still on sale – there is a ticket office at the Park Strzelecki