Breaking that swept the Asian Championships medal…”Green Light” at the Asian Games
At the first Breaking Asian Championships held ahead of the Hangzhou Asian Games, our national team swept half of the medals, including the B-boy gold medal.
The green light has been turned on not only for the Asian Games but also for next year’s Paris Olympics.
The strongest player in Asian breaking was South Korea.
At the Asian Championships in Hangzhou, China, our national team swept half of six medals, including a B-boy gold medal.
Kim Heon-woo, who defeated Kim Hong-yeol in the semifinals of the B-boy category to reach the final, defeated the Chinese player to win the championship and also won a ticket to the preliminary round of next year’s Paris Olympics.
<Kim Heon-woo (wing) / Breaking B-boy National Team> “I think it was the most nervous moment (semi-final with Kim Hong-yeol). I’m really happy to announce the start of the Asian Games. I’m so happy.”
Kim Hong-yeol, who is 39 years old and the oldest among B-boy competitors, won the bronze medal after two international competitions.
<Local commentary> “That’s amazing! It’s only the second time.”
<Kim Hong-yeol (Hong Ten) / Breaking B-boy National Team> “I practiced hard at the athletes’ village.” Should I call it years of experience? I’m trying to show my passion that I can show at my age.”
In the Beagull category, Jeon Ji-ye beat the world’s No. 1 Chinese player to win the bronze medal amid Japan’s still strong performance.
<Jeon Ji-ye (Freshbella) / National Team Breaking Beagle> “I think I tried to focus on myself a lot as I always did. I will try to supplement a lot for two months so that I can enter the medal table again.”
As the tournament had the character of a “preview Asian Games,” the prospects for the upcoming Asian Games in September as well as the Paris Olympics next year have brightened.
If you win the Asian Games, you will be given a ticket to the Olympic finals, and the second place will be given a ticket to the preliminary round.