Right! So we asked freestylers to #BringIt. And bring it, they did! Grueling one on one sessions, the sun, and some Red Bull brought out the best of freestylin’ the two cities has to offer.
The rules of the game were simple: 1 ball, 2 players, 3 minutes. In a head-to-head battle, each participant performed for 30 seconds before passing the ball to his fellow participant.
If you weren’t there, which by the way is totally not cool, here is what went down:
Freestylers turned up in numbers and did indeed, #BringIt in Delhi on a warm (that’s putting it lightly), Saturday afternoon.
After a battle for over 3 hours, Manik Misra, Henry John and Ikron Luikham were declared the winners of the New Delhi qualifiers. They will now compete with winners from Mumbai, Kolkata, Pune and Hyderabad at the National finals on the 9thof June in Kolkata.
The freestylers were judged by Ankit Sharma, Captain of the U-21 New Delhi football team, who was extremely impressed by the young freestylers.
The show stopper of the day was Archis Patil, who set a world mark in the Limca Book of Records for the ‘Maximum number of side stalls in 60 seconds'. He did a total of 96 Side Stalls in 60 Seconds.
Archis also holds another record, recognized by the Guinness Book of World Record for the ‘Maximum number of shoulder rolls in 60 seconds'.
After the 3 hour battle, Chaitanya Deshpande, Michael Keishing and Akshay Yadavwere were declared the winners of the Pune leg of the qualifiers. They will also take on winners from New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad at the National finals on the 9thof June in Kolkata.
Pune FC’s Arata Izumi, one of the leading midfielders in the I-league and judge at the event, was supremely proud of the talent on show.
The 3 hour battle in Mumbai threw up some intense competition between the feestylers. In the end, Adrian Fernandes was the winner, followed by Archis Patil in second and Chinmay Banavali in third place. Winners now head to Kolkata for the National Finals.
The cities best ballers came out to show their skills and at end of the the 3 hour event, Pradeep Ramesh emerged victorious with the number one spot. Arun Jambunathan placed second and Sohel Ahemmer came third on a day that saw side stalls, ground skills and around the worlds, all on display.
Kolkata's best came out to show their skills. At the end of which Puneet Dhundele was the winner with Aafaque Khurshid in second place and Anand Turi in third! #BringIt they did! The wildcard winner was Shobhit Datta.
The world's premier free styling competition- Red Bull Street Style is currently in the third edition of the competition in India. The winner from India will get a chance to travel to Italy and compete against winners from across the 40 countries in the month of September.
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