Friday, July 19, 2024
HomeSportBreak-dancing for Paris Olympics

Break-dancing for Paris Olympics

Break-dancing, or breaking as it is globally known, made its Olympic debut at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018. Following its outstanding success, breaking has been chosen to feature on the Paris 2024 Olympic sports program as a new sport, along with surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing.

At the Paris 2024 Games, the breaking competition will comprise two events – one for men and one for women – where 16 Bboys and 16 Bgirls will go face-to-face in spectacular solo battles. Athletes will use a combination of power moves – including windmills, the six-step and freezes – as they adapt their moves and improvise to the beat of the DJ’s tracks in a bid to secure the judges’ votes and take home the first Olympic breaking title.

Kerr helps Matildas win Olympic qualifying match
Super-sub Sam Kerr came off the bench to score the clincher in front of her hometown fans in the Matildas’ recent 2-0 Olympic qualifier win over Iran in Perth.

Watched by 18,798 fans at HBF Park, Ellie Carpenter opened the scoring in the 19th minute before Kerr sealed the deal with her 78th-minute tap-in.

Matildas coach Tony Gustavsson warned on the eve of the match that he wouldn’t be throwing his jet-lagged stars into the deep end, and a glimpse at the bench proved those words to be true. “Mixed feelings”, Gustavsson said of the win. “This might have been one of the most challenging preparations I’ve had with this team. Very little prep time, a lot of jet lag.”

A subsequent 3-0 win over Chinese Taipei now means the Matildas will play for a place at Paris 2024 with a home-and-away game against a yet-to-be-decided Asian nation in February.

spot_img
- Advertisment -spot_img
- Advertisment -spot_img

Sydney’s best ‘top 20’ result in prestigious world rankings

The University of Sydney has secured its highest ever ranking overall and continues to be rated as a top 20 global university in the 2025 QS World University Rankings.

Homes NSW to develop North Eveleigh Clothing Store site

The North Eveleigh Clothing Store Precinct will be transferred to Homes NSW for the delivery of 500 new homes, half of which will be social and affordable homes.

A new kind of industry policy

The Trevor Davies Memorial Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Trevor Davies ALP Branch, and the Newtown ALP State Electorate Council. This year, it was held at the Royal Hotel on June 13. Assistant Minister Tim Ayres, a former branch member and Darlington local, was asked to deliver the address.

Volunteers’ News – July 2024

Volunteers’ News – July 2024.

Refreshing approach to food production

REDFERN: On July 21, I was lucky enough to attend the launch of the new website for Native Botanical Brewery (NBB), and to talk to the team behind this new and innovative business.

‘A giant in the fight for First Nations justice’

It is with great sadness that Reconciliation Australia sends our condolences to the family and friends of the Rev. Dr D. Gondarra OAM.