Hong Ten Kim of South Korea performs during the Breaking Preselection at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games at the
Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, on Saturday afternoon. Hong Ten made it through the
preliminary round of 16 matches on the day to reach the quarterfinals.
South Korean b-boy Kim Hong-yeol (Hong10), who is looking to become the first ever champion in the new event
Breaking, has reached the quarterfinals. Fellow quarterfinalists Kim Heon-woo (Wing), B-girl Jeon Ji-ye
(Freshbella), and Kwon Sung-hee (Starry) were eliminated.
From the quarterfinals onward, the competitors will face off in a head-to-head knockout tournament, with the
winner taking the first two of three rounds.
South Korea’s Kim Hong-yeol advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-1 win over Amir Zakhirov (Kazakhstan), who
was considered a strong gold medal favorite.
South Korea’s Stacy (Kwon Sung-hee) performs during the Breaking Preselection at the Hangzhou 2022 Asian
Games at the Archer Canal Sports Park Gymnasium in Hangzhou, China, on Oct. 6.
However, Kim Hun-woo, who had raised expectations with her performances in the qualifiers and round of 16, lost
0-2 to Ishin Hishikawa.
The women’s event, which was aiming for a gold medal, also failed to produce a quarterfinalist.
Jeon Jeonye lost 0-2 to Chinese powerhouse Li Qingyi and Kwon Sunghee lost 0-2 to Japan’s Ayumi Fukushima.
The break will continue with four one-on-one knockout matches. The men’s final will take place at 9:20 p.m. on