Breaking

Facts

Discipline of Dance
Participants 0
NOCs 0
Competitions held 0 (Venues)
Distinct events 3
IF World Dance Sport Federation

Description

Breaking is a form of freelance street dancing, also known as breakdancing, or more colloquially, b-boying or b-girling. It became well known in the United States after forms of breakdancing were shown in the movie Flashdance, but it had been around in various forms since the 1970s and is popular in many countries. Breaking was on the program of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, and it will make its début on the Olympic Programme at the 2024 Paris Olympics. The sport is governed by the World Dance Sport Federation.

All-time medal table

Youth Olympic Games

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Mixed team MIX 1 1 1 3
Japan JPN 1 0 1 2
Russian Federation RUS 1 0 0 1
Canada CAN 0 1 0 1
France FRA 0 1 0 1
Republic of Korea KOR 0 0 1 1

Most successful competitors

Youth Olympic Games

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Ram JPN 2 0 0 2
Bumblebee RUS 1 0 1 2
B4 VIE 1 0 0 1
Broly ARG 0 1 0 1
Martin FRA 0 1 0 1
Emma CAN 0 1 0 1
Lexy ITA 0 1 0 1
Shigekix JPN 0 0 1 1
Ella AUT 0 0 1 1
Yell KOR 0 0 1 1

Event types

Name Gender Still contested? Times held?
Individual Boys 1
Individual Girls 1
Team Mixed Youth 1