On a cold Russian November night, over 2,000 fans came out to the Old Moscow Circus and really felt the heat as Red Bull BC One, the B-Boy World Championship, set up camp in the historical building. The old arena that usually sees artistic circus performers and horses was host to the worlds’ best B-Boys showcasing their awe-inspiring acrobatic talent.
Roxrite Crowned Champ of Red Bull BC One
It was Roxrite, the strategic battle B-Boy, who convinced the judges and crowd with a complete performance - the combination of clean moves, his musicality, his almost unnatural ability to stick freeze combinations and his unique style brought him the win. The Red Bull BC One Moscow was Roxrite’s third attempt at the title, having made it to the finals of Red Bull BC One in 2007 and 2008 which only increased his determination. “I’ve won almost every big battle in my life and this was the one title that was missing and that I wanted to win before I turn 30 next year.”
Red Bull BC One World Finals Highlights
Roxrite’s victory meant experience won over youthful energy in the final. He went up against Lil G, the 21-year-old power-mover from Venezuela, who had the audience jumping out of their seats with his stunning acrobatic moves. Tears of disappointment showed how strong Lil G felt about the competition, he said: “This was my fourth Red Bull BC One Championship, I know I am still young and might have another chance, but I know I really improved and I was sure I could win this tonight!”
Russian B-Boy Reps Moscow
Other highlights of the Championship included local hero Yan the Shrimp from Moscow, who advanced to the second round, beating Red Bull BC One legend Hong 10 from Korea. This year’s line-up was the strongest ever. Each and every single battle, from the first round to the last was high energy, packed with crazy moves and excitement.
Red Bull BC One started in 2004 in Switzerland and has since travelled the world, with the finals held in a different country each year. Now seen as the Super Bowl for breakdance, the live web cast of the 2011 event was followed by tens of thousands on their computers and numerous public viewings had been organized in cities all around the globe from Mumbai to Rotterdam.
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