Selection and Paris Campaign

The aim is for Great Britain to have representation at Breaking’s debut in the Paris Olympic Games.  UK Sport have provided funding to support this campaign and below are further details of the roadmap towards 2024.

This document and supporting Selection Policy may be amended at any point in line with Breaking GB Paris campaign and wider strategic aims.

Breaking GB Paris Campaign

The aim is for Great Britain to have representation at Breaking’s debut in the Paris Olympic Games.  UK Sport have provided funding to support this campaign and below are further details of the roadmap towards 2024.

This document and supporting Selection Policy may be amended at any point in line with Breaking GB Paris campaign and wider strategic aims.


Selection for Breaking for Gold (BfG) World Series Events 2023

  1. Team Size = GBR can select up to a maximum of 3 b-boys and 3 b-girls
  2. Performance target = individuals to gain ranking points towards qualification for the Olympic Qualification Series in 2024 (top 14 in World) and ranking points to support qualification to the European Games (top 7 in Europe).
  3. Timelines = 4 weeks prior to event, the team will be confirmed.
  4. Performance standards = The following will be considered for nomination; Top 3 GBR in WDSF world ranking list within top 64 in the World.


WORLD SERIES EVENTS

Note: Brazil may clash with the European Championships so may be a smaller team.
Events subject to change as updated by WDSF – see calendar link below

Selection for European Championships (April 2023)

  1. Team Size = GBR can select up to a maximum of 2 b-boys and 2 b-girls
  2. Performance target = Qualify for European Games by finishing in top 4
  3. Timelines = 4 weeks prior to event, the team will be confirmed
  4. Performance standards = The following will be considered for nomination; Top 2 GBR breakers on the WDSF World ranking list on 1st of month prior to the event, within the Top 64 in the World.


Selection for European Games (June 2023)

This event is an event you must qualify for. 

So far, the top 4 breakers from the European Championships in Manchester have qualified.

There will be another European Championships in Spain in April, where you can qualify by finishing in the top 4. 

7 quota places will be determined from the WDSF BfG World Ranking List of the European breakers on 1 May 2023.

With a host nation spot in each gender, this will make a total of 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls to compete at this event from Europe. 

Selection for World Championships September 2023

  1. Team Size = GBR can select up to a maximum of 2 b-boys and 2 b-girls
  2. Performance target = Top 8
  3. Timelines = 4 weeks prior to event, the team will be confirmed where possible.
  4. Performance standards = The following will be considered for nomination; Top 2 GBR WDSF World Ranking list, within top 100 in the world.

BfG Challenge and International Events 2023

  1. Team Size = Open entry
  2. Performance target = Experience
  3. Timelines = Email performance@breakinggb.org.uk at least 6 weeks prior to the event.
  4. Performance standards = Video application to selection panel and results demonstrating performance at a high international level.

Encouragement to those breakers aiming to compete at WDSF events – Challenge and International series that are open events.  These events will be self-funded but as you will be representing GBR you will need to comply with the Code of Behaviour which can be found in the selection policy for 2023.  Breaking GB may support individuals wishing to compete at these competitions from the Paris Potential squad as part of an individual’s Paris Campaign plan.

Prerequisites:

  1. Hold a valid and subsisting passport of the country represented;
  2. Be a member of Dance Sport England;
  3. Hold a WDSF Athlete’s Member ID Number (MIN); and
  4. Hold a valid and subsisting WDSF Athlete’s License.
  5. Inform Breaking GB of their nomination to attend via email performance@breakinggb.org.uk six weeks prior to the start date of the event.

Age information for events:

Adult: Reaches 19th birthday or older in calendar year
Youth: Reaches 16th, 17th, or 18th birthday in the calendar year

BfG Challenge and International Series Events

Events subject to change as updated by WDSF – see calendar link below

 

Olympic Qualifier Series 2024

The aim of all events preceding this, is to maximise the potential of GBR to secure Olympic Qualification through the final opportunity to qualify, the Olympic Qualifier Series.  This will be 3 events taking place between 1 March and 24 June 2024, each held in a different country.

The total number of athletes competing in the Olympic Qualifier Series is 40 per gender. This includes:

  1. Five (5) highest ranked Athletes from the World Championship 2023
  2. Fifteen (15 in total, 3 per continent) highest ranked Athletes from Continental Games and/or Continental Championship
  3. Fourteen (14) Athletes from BfG Ranking List, with sole exception of the athletes already qualified to the OQS by other means (point 1 & 2)
  4. Six (6) Host & Universality Quotas Entry Athletes

The participation in all 3 OQS Events is open to these 40 athletes per gender. Each of the 3 OQS Events will award ranking points to the participating athlete, the sum of ranking points will be based on the results of all 3 OQS Events and constitute the final OQS Ranking List. From the OQS Ranking List, 10* athletes will be qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.

7 athletes will be nominated according to the final OQS ranking list and athletes applying for the host country/universality quota places will be considered only if they are ranked in top 24 in the final OQS ranking list.

Athletes who are already directly qualified for the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 through the World Championship or Continental Games/Championship will not be eligible to participate in the OQS.


Olympic Games 2024

16 B-Boys and 16 B-Girls will compete at the Paris Olympic Games.  The qualification routes to the Paris Olympic Games are as follows per gender:

  1. The winners from the World Championship 2023
  2. The winner of the Continental Games (European Games, June 2023) (5 in total, 1 per continent)
  3. 7 highest ranked at the Olympic Qualification Series
  4. 1 for Host nation place
  5. 2 for Universality places


Cultural events

This refers to events that do not feature as official WDSF events.  We recommend you use these as you see fit to help you prepare for WDSF events.  Those events ran with Trivium or Three-fold systems will be the preferred systems for working towards events hosted by the WDSF.  These events will be self-funded events.

Please see links below to further information.

  1. World Ranking List B-Boy
  2. World Ranking List B-Girl
  3. WDSF Calendar of events
  4. WDSF links to Qualification documents (Paris 2024 & European Games 2023)
  5. Paris Olympic Games Qualification System
  6. WDSF Rules for Events

Squad Selection

Paris Potential = Current GBR Top 3 WDSF Olympic ranking list within Top 64 in the World

Future Potential = Any British breaker with WDSF Olympic ranking points

These squad will be reviewed regularly and may be amended at any point in line with Breaking GB Paris campaign and wider strategic aims.

Plans for training camps

For Paris Potential – 3-4 days of training together with coaching input and sports science support (this will include anti-doping education) once a month

For Future Potential – 1 day of training with coaching support and training alongside elite, shared resources for training methods, recovery, nutrition, and anti-doping.

Support

Paris Potential – these athletes will have travel and accommodation paid for at World Series, European Championships and World Championships events if selected. 

At training camps these athletes will have travel, accommodation and expertise provided for by Breaking GB.  There will be a travel expenses policy

Paris potential breakers will have an individual competition plan that is reviewed regularly to discuss competition opportunities in line with the Olympic qualification system.

For Future Potential and compete as you all aspire to future WDSF events.  Breaking GB will invite you to various training camps where you will have expert input into your training along with the opportunity to train with the elite breaking group.  This will be on a self-funded basis for travel, food and accommodation.  Facilities and expertise will be funded by Breaking GB.

We are on this journey together and value the input of anyone interested in being a part of this journey.  Please email info@breakinggb.org if you have any further questions and we will do our best to answer them.

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