Ana Maria Ortega – a.k.a B-girl Furia – has hardly ever overlooked the minute her world essentially transformed.

“When I was 16 or 17, someone arrived to my faculty to demonstrate what breaking was,” the Spaniard told on Friday (10 June 2022) at the Madrid Urban Sports activities party, “It was thoughts-blowing for me. When I saw someone do a headspin, I realised straight absent that I preferred to do that.”

What adopted was a journey of discovery. Not only did she find out about the physical calls for of a activity that is wrapped up in complicated methods and extravagant footwork but also, the exclusive tradition that underpins it.

“Breaking has aided me in a large amount of spots of my life,” reported the B-woman on how the sport has changed her. “It has also permitted me to journey and presented me values these types of as willpower.

“Breaking provides you a whole lot of values and rules, and helps make you kinder. This is this kind of a smaller local community, so all the things is about companionship.”

Due to the fact she entered the aggressive scene, Ortega has gone from toughness-to-toughness.

Past 12 months she arrived 2nd in Madrid City Sporting activities, ahead of then going on to place in the major 20 in the 2021 Globe Championships held in Paris in December.

Now, she is again house in her country’s money as soon as yet again to see if she can improve on very last year’s podium end in the breaking gold series having position on Saturday (11 June).

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The curiosity bordering breaking is building at speedy rate following it was announced the sport was to be included in the Olympic programme for Paris 2024.

The determination was made next its effective debut at the 2018 YOG in Buenos Aires.

“It continue to feels unreal,” B-woman Furia stated about breaking getting the nod for the Games. “Obviously it’s an chance for all of us. We are continue to adapting, but it is wonderful that anything as market as breaking is likely to be at the Olympics.

As for the breaking scene in Spain, Ortega was absolutely sure that when it comes to Paris 2024, her nation will be very well represented:

“There is a great deal of art in Spain and listed here [in Spain] there is a ton of expertise. Clearly, outside of Spain, the stage is higher, but we are putting up a battle.

“I have no doubt that Spain will be there [at the Olympics]. We have two a long time remaining to combat for it and that’s not time at all, simply because we have been waiting for this given that 1973 (when breaking started).”

But whilst combating for a very first-place position and ranking has its importance, B-girl Furia insists that, off the ground, the breaking local community stays limited-knit.

A great deal like skateboarding, a further urban sport which enjoyed the highlight at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Online games in 2021, supporting your rivals is commonplace:

“Although we battle, we regard every single other and we adore each other,” explained Ortega on the dynamic that exists in just break dancing. “What comes about on the phase stays on the phase.”

To view B-girl Furia and the pretty best of breaking at Madrid Urban Sports activities (11-12 June) click listed here._