The Seoul Metropolitan Government has established the Breaking (official name of B-Boying) business team, which was adopted as an official event for the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games and 2024 Paris Olympics. The city plans to actively support breaking players so that they can concentrate on training in order to reproduce the reputation of Korea, a former b-boying powerhouse, in the sports field.
‘Breaking’, more commonly known as ‘b-boying’, has grown into a part of popular culture and art. As it was adopted as an official event for the 2024 Paris Olympics, the Seoul Metropolitan Government, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Korea Sports Council have formed a consensus that it is necessary to establish a breaking workplace sports team (unemployment team) to foster athletes from a sports perspective.토토사이트
The city of Seoul has been collecting opinions from relevant players and organizations since March. On August 10th, it was decided to establish a ‘Seoul City Hall Breaking Team’ to win medals in the Asian Games and Olympics through systematic support for breaking events, and to develop K-content that represents Seoul.
The Seoul City Hall Breaking Team was founded by two national players, Kim Hun-woo and Jeon Ji-ye, who will compete in the 19th Hangzhou Asian Games, and is entrusted and managed by the Seoul Sports Council.
Kim Heon-woo (36, wing) is a representative of Korean breaking, and has won various major tournaments, starting with the 2008 Red Bull BC1 World Final, and has won more than 100 championships so far. He also won a gold medal in the men’s event at the 2023 World Dance Sports Federation (WDSF) Asian Breaking Championships, which ended on July 2 in Hangzhou, China.
Jeon Ji-ye (24, Freshbella) has a somewhat unusual background, going from a figure skating idol to an aspiring breaking athlete and a ‘B-girl’, a breaking expert. She won a bronze medal in the women’s division at the 2023 World Dance Sports Federation (WDSF) Asian Breaking Championships.
In order to create an environment where athletes can focus on training, the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Seoul Metropolitan Sports Council will do their best to foster athletes and revitalize the sport, including participation in future competitions, support for practice locations and performances, and support for living quarters and vehicles.
Currently, the Seoul City Breaking team is training at the Jincheon Athletes’ Village as a national representative, but if necessary, a separate training center is planned to be established in Seoul in the future. In addition, we plan to provide full support in connection with the Sports Science Center of the Seoul Metropolitan Sports Council, including physical fitness measurement and analysis and provision of personalized training guides, so that they can display their best skills.
Seoul Metropolitan Sports Council Chairman Kang Tae-seon said, “We will provide generous support to the Seoul City Hall athletes participating in the Asian Games breaking event so that they can demonstrate the skills they have accumulated through their efforts on the international stage to the fullest.”
Starting with the establishment of the breaking team, the city plans to not only continue Korea’s reputation as a breaking powerhouse in the Asian Games and Olympics, but also to foster it as an important driver of K content by taking advantage of the characteristics of breaking, which combines sports and performance.
The city plans to hold various competitions with the Seoul Metropolitan Sports Association to expand the number of breaking players and revitalize the sport, and also actively support the operation of autonomous district breaking teams. In addition, together with the Seoul Foundation for Arts and Culture, we plan to promote the holding of regular performances by B-boy groups, performances by inviting excellent domestic and foreign B-boys, and dance battle events, and support the linking of B-boy performances with various domestic and international events held in Seoul.
Kim Young-hwan, Director of Tourism and Sports, said, “At a time when breaking, which once started as a street culture, was adopted as an official Olympic sport and entered into the Asian Games, the establishment of the Seoul City Breaking Team is a decision of great significance in nurturing players and expanding the base of breaking.” “It will be powerful content that can unite the hearts of Seoul citizens,” he said.