Red Bull BC One, the biggest and most prestigious one-on-one breaking competition in the world, is thrilled to announce the winners of this year’s Red Bull BC One World Final. B-Boy Menno from the Netherlands and B-Girl Kastet from Russia emerged as World Champions at the 16th edition of the Red Bull BC One World Final hosted in Mumbai, India. B-Boy Menno and B-Girl Kastet bested over 70 breakers from over 30 countries globally to earn the title of Red Bull BC One World Champion 2019. B-Boy Menno is taking the World Champion title for the third time, after winning Red Bull BC One in 2014 and 2017.
After previous championships hosted in some of the biggest cities in the world, including Paris, New York and Tokyo, the Red Bull BC One World Final travels to a country of dance and celebration in 2019. On November 9, Mumbai hosted over 70 of the world’s best b-boys and B-Girls across 30 countries as they went head-to-head to take the belt and earn the title of Red Bull BC One 2019 World Champion.
B-Boy Menno, representing the Netherlands, said, “This win means a lot to me. It is the perfect closure for this year, I have been working very hard for it. The battles weren’t easy we only battled three rounds but my opponent Killa Kolya went all in. I’m very happy to take this title back home – it is dedicated to my next kid.”
B-Girl Kastet, representing Russia, added, “I didn’t think about the title. I thought about growing in my understanding of dance and hip hop culture. But when I got the title, I was very happy, and it’s great to take the belt. Dance will grow when you put in the hard work and know more about yourself.”
The World Final was held at the National Sports Club of India and was attended by thousands of spectators in one of the fastest growing hip hop scenes in the world. B-Boy Flying Machine from India who won a wild card entry directly into the top 16 lost his battle in the first round to B-Boy Robin from Ukraine. Other side performances featured some of the biggest names in India: Dhol Dhamaal, V Unbeatable and rap legend DIVINE.