Breakdancing Is a Sport in the 2024 Olympics: Here Are the Athletes to Watch Out For

Breakdancing, called "breaking" by those who participate in the sport, was confirmed on Dec. 7 that it will make its Sumer Olympic Games debut in 2024 in Paris, after making its Olympic debut at the 2018 Summer Youth Games in Buenos Aires. This is exciting news after seeing sports such as surfing, sport climbing, karate, and skateboarding also recently joining the Olympics for the Summer Games in 2021. In an AP News article, the International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach applauded the addition of these sports, and said it will make the Summer Games "more gender balanced, more youthful, and more urban."

There's definitely some controversy among the breaking community regarding this news. Some are super excited about the inclusion of breaking in the Olympics, while others are worried that it'll affect the authenticity of breaking, according to an article in USA Today. Hopefully the integrity, creativity, and uniqueness of breaking will stay intact. Here are a few breakdancing athletes — known as B-boys and B-girls — we're keeping our eye on ahead of the Summer Games in 2024!

Ramu Kawai

Ramu Kawai, known as Ram, is a 19-year-old from Japan who won gold at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Sergey Chernyshev

Sergey Chernyshev, known as Bumblebee, is a 20-year old from Russia who also won gold at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Emma Misak

Emma Misak, an 18-year-old from Vancouver, Canada, won silver at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Vicky Bergmans

Vicky Bergmans is an 18-year-old B-girl from the Netherlands, and we love watching her impressive moves on Instagram.

Logan Edra

Logan Edra, known as Logistx, is a 17-year-old B-girl and Red Bull-sponsored dancer who was featured on The Ellen Show in 2019. She lives in South Florida.

Alessandra Lexy Cortesia

Alessandra Lexy Cortesia is a 20-year-old B-girl from Italy to keep an eye on for the 2024 Summer Games.