China’s first national breakdancing team was officially revealed after the end of the second qualification trials held at the Lishui Extreme Sports Hall in Nanjing, East China’s Jiangsu province. Eight breakdancers (four men and four women) stood out during the trials.
The first qualification trials were held in Shanghai in late December 2022.
According to the competition system, the top eight men’s and women’s groups would move on to the second round and get corresponding points through a round-robin competition within the group.
Finally, the top four men’s and women’s groups (three B-dancers and one substitute) formally established the Chinese National Breakdancing Team.
The team will face several important competitions in 2023, including the World Championship of the World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) in Belgium and the Hangzhou Asian Games in East China’s Zhejiang province in September.
The champions of these two events will directly qualify for the Paris Olympic Games in 2024.
At the Paris 2024 Games, the breaking competition will be comprised of two events – one for men and one for women – where 16 B-Boys and 16 B-Girls will go face to face in spectacular solo battles.
Athletes will use a combination of power moves – including windmills, the 6-step and freezes – as they adapt their moves and improvise to the beat of the DJ’s tracks.
The competition is scheduled to be held on Aug 9 and 10 in 2024.