Breaking into the Olympics: Jeffery Louis Makes History

The 2024 Paris Summer Olympics is set to make history by including breaking as an official sport for the first time. Breaking, a dance style that originated in the Bronx in the 1970s, is described by the Olympics as a sport characterized by acrobatic movements, stylized footwork, and the inclusion of a DJ and MC during battles. Known for its deep roots in youth and hip-hop culture, breaking will see a men’s event and a women’s event at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with 16 B-Boys and 16 B-Girls facing off in solo battles.

Representing Team USA in the competition is Jeffery “B-Boy Jeffro” Louis, the 2022 FISE Montpellier World Series champion, 2022 Breaking for Gold Montreal champion, and fifth-ranked B-Boy in the world. Hailing from Houston, Texas, the 29-year-old Louis began breaking in middle school, inspired by his brother who introduced him to the sport. Louis has not only excelled in the competitive scene but has also launched FitBreak, a training program that combines hip-hop movements with fitness exercises to help others.

Louis sees the inclusion of breaking in the Olympics as an opportunity to showcase the true essence of the sport as a cultural movement. He aims to educate the world on breaking and inspire young breakers to pursue their passion with dedication and hard work. As he gears up to represent his country on the Olympic stage, Louis is determined to show the world the energy, passion, and commitment that make breaking a captivating sport to watch.

With breaking set to take center stage at the Paris 2024 Olympics, Louis is ready to make history and showcase the world the true essence of this dynamic art form.