Gaggun Bedi, Chief Technical Director AIDSF talks about the first Breaking National Championship Road to Olympics 2024

written by Ritika Nath | November 02, 2021

For several years in the history ‘Dance’ is seen as an ‘Art’ but from now onwards; Dance can also be referred as a ‘Sport’. Yes you read it right. With breakdancing set to debut as a sport in the 2024 Paris Olympics, Jalandhar-based choreographer Gaggun Bedi (Chief Technical Director) ALL INDIA DANCESPORT FEDERATION & Breakdance Federation of India is overjoyed to share the good news.

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Mr.Mohanty (General secretary) Mr.Arvind ( President) Mr.Vinod Shanker ( National coach ) of All India Dance Sport Federation held the first-ever national breaking championship in India on October 31st in Mumbai, with the gold and silver medalists qualifying to represent India at the 2021 World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) World Breaking Championship in Paris on December 4.

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The inaugural national breaking championship, organised by the newly established Breakdance Federation of India (BFI) under the auspices of the WDSF-affiliated AIDSF, is the most significant move yet by the country's governing body of dance-sport towards exploring talent for promising Indian recognition in the sport.

In the B-Boys category, Mumbai breakers Wildchild, Flying Machine, and Tornado won gold, silver, and bronze, respectively. In the women's category, B-Girls Barbie , Rio and Glib won gold, silver, and bronze.

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Besides the top two breakers from each of the two categories - B-Boys (male competitors) and B-Girls (female competitors) - being nominated for the World Breaking Championship, bronze medalists and other top - notch performers at the national championships leading up to Paris 2024 will be considered for the Youth Olympic Games, World Games, Indoor Asian Games, Asiad, and the Olympics.

AIDSF is taking small but steady steps toward fulfilling India's breaking dream of competing in the Paris Olympics in 2024. The federation says they want Breakers to compete internationally, get better and stronger, and qualify for the 2024 Olympics.

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