Everything you need to know about breaking at the Youth Olympic Games

It's a radical new discipline for Buenos Aires 2018 and here's where you can watch it.

2 min By Andrew Binner
Breaking Youth Olympic Games

The world’s top young b-boys and b-girls will do battle as breaking makes its Youth Olympic Games debut.

Athletes submitted videos of themselves online, with the winners being selected for the World Youth Breaking Championships in Japan.

Breaking's fusion of sport and urban culture makes it a perfect fit for YOG, which seeks to increase engagement and inclusion with the youth audience around the world.

With two top international DJs providing the tunes there is sure to be a competitive but festive atmosphere in Buenos Aires.

Breaking basics

There will be 12 b-boys and 12 b-girls will doing battle in separate competitions, as well as a mixed event.

In the individual competitions two breakers will go head to head, where one will perform first and then their opponent will respond.

The dancers' battles will be scored by five judges on six criteria: Creativity, personality, technique, variety, performativity and musicality.

Something interesting

Also keep an eye on the exciting mixed event, where one boy and one girl will be paired together based on their individual event ranking.

When and where

Breaking will take place in the Urban Park’s Parque Mujeres Argentinas.

October 7

15:30 – 17:55 B-boys and b-girls group battles

October 8
15:10 – 17:55 B-girls and b-boys quarter-finals, b-girls and b-boys semi-finals

B-girls and b-boys finals and medal ceremony

October 10
16:45 – 17:55 Mixed teams group battles

October 11
16:30 – 17:55 Mixed teams quarter-finals, semi-finals, finals and medal ceremony

Watching online

You can watch all the action on Olympic Channel.

Breaking line-up

Shigekix (Japan), Bumblebee (Russia), Bad Matty (Italy), X-Rain (China), Axel (Poland), Reflow (Belgium), D-Matt (Canada), KennyG (Taipei), Martin (France), B4 (Vietnam), Broly (Argentina) and Jordan (South Africa).

Ram (Japan), Matina (Russia), Yell (South Korea), Senorita Carlota (France), Lexy (Italy), Vicky (Netherlands), Emma (Canada), Ivy (Cyprus), Vale (Argentina), Anastasia (Latvia), Ella (Austria), Csepke (Hungary).

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