B-Boy world championship finalist Sunni Brummitt: ‘There’s only one winner, it won’t be easy’

Linda Sharkey

sunni1 300x225 B Boy world championship finalist Sunni Brummitt: Theres only one winner, it wont be easyRio de Janeiro prepares for Red Bull’s B-Boy world championship tomorrow. Sixteen boys from 11 nations will show their best breaking moves in a battle for the crown, where only one wins.

After all the hard work, long hours of practice and a full adventure in hot Brazil, the time is getting close for this B-Boys awaiting the Red Bull BC One competition 2012.

Mexico, North America, Africa and South America are taking part, and for the first time, the UK has got to the finals with the 17-year-old Sunni Brummitt of Soul Maverick, not only is he representing the UK but also Western Europe, together with French B-Boys Mounir and Junior.

This style of street dance has become more and more popular within the young generation and more ‘b-boys’ are getting into practicing it worldwide. Sunni says that he hugely admires the 27-year-old South Korean Hong 10, but that that he will stay true to himself. ‘I don’t want to become like someone else. I want to look like me when I dance.’

Sunni says he’s been dancing since he was 10 when he started attending breaking classes twice a week at the local community centre. ‘I just wanted to dance all the time, you know when you like something when you are a kid, in the park, everywhere.’

Talking about the most difficult bit of breaking, he thinks that ‘some people just find it hard to express themselves. Everyone is different. It would depend on the person and their body skills. Some people can’t really dance, but can do amazing gymnastic movements’.

Red Bull BC One is just a few hours ahead and Sunni starts feeling the tension. He said: ‘It’s gonna be crazy, there’s only one B-Boy winner, it won’t be easy. But it will be a good atmosphere, good DJs, great B-boys’.

‘I know I’ll be nervous tomorrow, but now I’m just excited.’

Good luck Sunni!

This was Sunni two years ago:

You can watch the event live from 10pm tomorrow here

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