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Ukrainian B-Girl Anna Ponomarenko (Stefani) became a silver medalist at the European Breaking Championship. The tournament was held in Almeria, Spain on May 6-7. In the final battle, Stefani lost to Dominika Banevich (Nicka) from Lithuania. Third place went to Sya Syssy Dembélé from France

A total of 80 B-Girls and 173 B-Boys took part in the European Championship. In addition to Ponomarenko, Ukraine was represented by seven B-Girls and 11 B-Boys. And B-Boy Andrii Kurnosov (Intact) was a member of the jury of the tournament.

On the first day, qualifying battles determined the top 16 among B-Boys and B-Girls. Four Ukrainians got to the final round of the competition: Anna Ponomarenko (Stefani), Kateryna Pavlenko (Kate), Oleksandr Gatyn-Lozynskyi (Lussy Sky) and Oleg Kuznietsov (Kuzya). Stefani, Kuzya and Kate made it to the top 8.

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Stefani managed to reach the top-4 and take part in the semifinals, where she defeated Italian Antilai Sandrini (Anti), who is third in the world ranking. The Ukrainian B-Girl is at the 20th position in the world B-Girls ranking.

Stefani’s silver medal qualified her for the European Games 2023, which will be held in Kraków, Poland, June 21-July 2. The winner of the tournament will automatically qualify for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.


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The European Breaking Championship in Almeria was part of the Andalucia Urban competition, which also included tournaments in skateboarding, BMX and scooter.

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