B-Boy Menno in action at Red Bull BC One World Final 2019 in Mumbai
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The day time stood still for B-Boy Menno van Gorp
Take your daily inspiration from Dutch breaking hurricane Menno van Gorp, who showed unique skills to win the Red Bull BC One World Final in India
Written by Ben Sullivan
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The snapshot:

It was a final for the ages. When Holland’s greatest breaking expert Menno van Gorp met Kazakhstan’s Killa Kolya at the 2019 Red Bull BC One World Final breaking competition, neither dancer was prepared to back down.
Killa Kolya (L) of Kazakhstan competes against Menno (R) of the Netherlands during the Red Bull BC One World Final at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai, India on November 9, 2019.
The final between Killa Kolya and Menno was intense

The big picture:

Both B-Boys gave the performance of their lives, but after three rounds of fierce exchanges, the judges conceded both dancers were unparalleled.

The energy:

Seemingly taken by the unprecedented moment, Menno hit the floor again with sheer fury, forcing an impromptu extension to the final, as the music dropped back onto a roaring crowd.
Fired up by Menno's wordless challenge to keep going, Killa Kolya went out to face his competitor and the two warriors thrilled the crowd with two extra rounds of sheer breaking fire.
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The decision:

With the crowd on their feet, the battle finally ended, and the judges handed the title to Menno – making him the first ever three-time Red Bull BC One champion.
Menno of the Netherlands celebrates after winning the Red Bull BC One World Final at the National Sports Club of India (NSCI) in Mumbai, India on November 9, 2019.
Indian B-Boys celebrate Menno's victory

The emotion:

Menno dedicated his momentous win to his soon-to-be-born son, his daughter, wife and family, and gave his thanks to the Mumbai crowd, saying: "When your fuel is done they refuel you with their energy. You could see that the crowd was really in the moment, and it was like time was standing still in the middle, with everyone cheering and super-hyped."