Hong Ten (Kim Hong-yeol, 38 years old), a national B-boy who won a silver medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, won the world’s largest breaking battle, the “Red Bull BC One World Final 2023.”
Hong-ten advanced to the final in Paris, France, defeating Malaysian B-boy Legosamo 26 in the round of 16, British Kid Karamo 25 in the quarterfinals, and French Dany Danno 34 in the semifinals.
In the final, Hong-ten, who met his close Korean-Canadian player Phil Wizardo 27, showed an unwavering performance until the last move with tireless energy, winning the champion belt unanimously by judges.
Hong-ten, who also won in 2006 and 2013, won his third career World Final title in 10 years. 바카라
Hong-ten, who failed to participate in Red Bull BC1 last year due to a neck injury, was selected as a wild card and proved his world-class skills even at the age of 38.
Hong-ten, born in 1985, is old in the breaking scene, but he has been at the top of the world for more than 20 years with his originality that constantly creates his own signature move, creativity that freely transforms to music, and stamina that doesn’t tire even after rounds.
“I forgot the glory of the old days,” said the self-proclaimed man at the top of the world. Rather, I continue my active career with the feeling of challenging the younger generation,” he said, explaining the reason for the endless challenge.
Marking its 20th anniversary this year, Red Bull BC1 is the world’s largest one-on-one breaking competition, this time at Roland Garros Stadium, the iconic tennis court in Paris.
All of the world’s top breakers participated, and more than 8,000 spectators attended, enough to be called the “showcase” of the 2024 Paris Olympics.
Breaking, which was adopted as an official event for the first time at the last Hangzhou Asian Games, was also adopted as an official event at next year’s Paris Olympics.