This Article First Appeared In The Print On June 11, 2023
On a lazy afternoon at Mumbai’s Juhu beach, two tattooed teenage boys suddenly broke into somersaults. A crowd gathered, cheering and clapping. The boys kept flipping till they reached the edge of the sea.
The boys were breakdancing, or breaking, but their impressive display was not just an artistic performance. Breaking is now an Olympic sport, set to debut in Paris 2024, on the same footing as wrestling, shooting, or weightlifting.