Ami and Lil Zoo crowned world’s best breakers in Zurich

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B-Girl Ami was humbled to become the first ever B-Girl to win the prestigious title, over France’s San Andrea.

“Red Bull BC One is a dream stage. To have the chance to stand on that same stage now and win representing myself and my country while also having fun and being able to take in all the vibes, I’m really proud of that, that’s really special for me. “ she said.

Austrian favourite B-Boy Lil Zoo celebrated his birthday by winning his first ever Red Bull BC One World Champion title, over B-Boy Luigi (USA) in a gripping final over three blistering rounds.

“I sacrificed everything to be here. I moved to Austria and worked hard for ten years and I finally made it! “ he said.

The 15th edition of the Red Bull BC One World Final returned to its roots in Zurich’s Hallenstadion in a three-day celebration of dance, as 16 B-Boy and 16 B-Girls from 11 countries battled it out for the top spot.

Here is all you need to know:

-This new B-girl battle is meant to be a display of the finest styles and skills that the international scene has to offer, and considering the unstoppable rise of the B-Girls

– Japan’s Ayumi, was the first female competitor on the final stage in 2017’s Red Bull BC One in Amsterdam.

– Leading up to the World Final saw dancers will battle out the round of 16 and quarter-finals in order to qualify for the inaugural Red Bull BC One B-Girl World Final.

– Some qualified by winning B-Girl battles at Red Bull BC One Cyphers across the globe, while others were invited due to their outstanding performances elsewhere.

– 4000 fans attended the World Final at the Hallenstadion in Zurich.

– 32 B-Boys, including the regional Red Bull BC One Cypher winners and a winner of the new e-battle challenge, competed hard for the last Saturday spot.

– Judged by breaking legends such as Lilou, Crazy, Hong 10, Pelezinho and Roxrite, the knock-out battles ended with Austrian The Wolfer beating Belgian Tirock.

Red Bull BC One World Final Line-up:

B-Girls: Ami (Japan), Ayumi (Japan), Narumi (Japan), San Andrea (France), Roxy (UK), Sarah Bee (France), Kate (Ukraine), Sunny (USA), Mess (Russia), AT (Finland), JK47 (Canada), Primary Soul (South Korea), Kastet (Russia), Mini Japa (Brazil), Paulina (Poland), Sayora (Kazakhstan)

B-Boys: Lil Zoo (Austria), Luigi (USA), Victor (USA), Dr. Hill (Switzerland), Uzee Rock (Ukraine), Lil Kev (France), Issei (Japan), The Wolfer (Austria), Luka (Brazil), Cri6 (Marocco), Nori (Japan), Sunni (UK), Vero (South Korea), Kid Colombia (Netherlands), Leony (Brazil) and Chey (Spain)

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