Some 16 B-Boys (commonly known as break-dancers) faced off in head-to-head battles to establish a national champion at the Red Bull BreaKing Qatar event held at the weekend at the Pearl-Qatar.
Red Bull BreaKing Qatar constituted the first stop of the regional B-Boy championship. Qatar B-Boys wowed the crowds with their stylish dance moves and spectacular aerial acrobatics, all performed to the rhythm of smashing hip-hop beats.
The competition was held in standard knock-out format and B-Boys were each given two opportunities per heat to demonstrate their skills in front of Red Bull athlete and Red Bull BC One world champion ‘Hong 10,’ who was judging the event. Qatari national, Faisal al-Doh, battled his way through three action-packed rounds to the final. Here he faced off against last year’s champion, Mohamed al-Manea, who provided stiff competition with his crowd-pleasing windmills and gravity defying freezes. Ultimately though, al-Doh was victorious; finishing his heat with a spectacular under-flip and winning the right to represent Qatar in the regional final in Jordan. Hakim Omar secured third place.
“I was surpised with my result because there are so many skilled B-Boys in Qatar, but it feels great to win,”’ said an elated al-Doh.
Al-Doh said he would spend the next few weeks preparing for the finals. “I know it’s going to be really hard, so I am going to practice more and will do my best.”
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