SOUTH Korean Kim Hong-Yeol has trumped reigning champion Mounir from France to take a universe breakdancing climax before a rapturous home throng in Seoul.
The 28-year-old, famous as Hong10, snatched a pretension in a final dance-off opposite a 2012 winner, after 14 other contenders for a tellurian b-boy championship had been eliminated.
“I’m speechless. All my bid and tough use have finally paid off,” a sleepy though overjoyed Hong10, who won a pretension in 2006, pronounced after his feat on Saturday.
Sixteen b-boys from 10 nations including a US, Brazil, France and Japan battled it out on a dance building in front of a sell out throng in a South Korean capital’s Jamsil Stadium.
Eight past winners and dual furious label entrants competed with 6 dancers who had competent by informal tournaments that lonesome some 90 countries.
B-boying, or breakdancing, originated in New York in a 1970s and afterwards widespread opposite a globe, gaining a clinging following in several Asian countries.
It is so renouned in South Korea, that a supervision promotes a dance character as one of a informative exports. Top Seoul b-boy groups like R16 and Maximum Crew have won a series of tellurian competitions.
The Red Bull championship is one of a few individual, one-on-one contests and a 3500-strong assembly during a locus entered enthusiastically into a gladiatorial suggestion of a knockout format.
In any turn of a whirlwind two-hour event, dual dancers faced off on an open theatre in a centre of a arena, holding turns to uncover off their skills to hip-hop beats.
The throng cheered, jeered and roared as a dancers taunted any other, encircling their opponents and afterwards behaving their spins, twists and aerial moves so tighten as to make a other dancer wince or step back.