Japanese break-dancer wins competition

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A Japanese breakdancer has spun and somersaulted his way into the sport's global finals to be staged in South Korea next month after winning a regional competition on home soil.

Noritoshi "Nori" Kikuchi showed off a series of downrocks, power moves and freezes to emerge victorious at the "Red Bull BC One" contest held inside a historic Shinto shrine Fukuoka on Saturday.

The knockout tournament featured 16-elite dancers from several countries, including Japan and South Korea.

"This is a boxing ring and I came here to win," Nori said after his victory, sporting a black t-shirt and flat-brimmed baseball cap in a trademark hiphop style.

The world finals will take place on November 30 in Seoul, according to organisers.AFP



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