Santiago 2023 makes breaking official for the Pan American Games

The discipline will qualify for the Olympics in Paris, where it will make its debut at the highest world level.

Breaking is the new sport added to the Santiago 2023 Pan American Games with women's and men's competitions, as defined at the board meeting held this week, headed by the president of the organization, the Minister of Sport Alexandra Benado.

"For us as the Organizing Committee it is a great joy to announce that breaking will be part of these Games, it is a pride to have a sport that will be part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games," said Gianna Cunazza, executive director of Santiago 2023.

This urban sport consists of "battles" between dancers, with routines ranging from 30 to 60 seconds which are evaluated by a jury of experts based on creativity, strength, rhythm, personality, technique and skill. It debuted with great success at the Buenos Aires Youth Games 2018, and was included on the Olympic program by the IOC in December 2020 along with skateboarding, climbing and surfing.

In Chile, this event will take place at the Chimkowe Gym or the Urban Sports Esplanade of the National Stadium Park, -depending on the technical requirements to be checked by the Pan American DanceSport Federation-, will bring together 32 "b-boys" and " b-girls”, who will seek the gold medal and qualification for Paris 2024.


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