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Breaking the ice with Olympic Champion ‘Bumblebee’ at Lausanne 2020

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Location: Lausanne, Switzerland

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If you haven’t heard of 19-year-old Sergey Chernyshov from the Russian city of Voronezh it won’t be long before you have. Better known as ‘Bumblebee’ the world’s first Youth Olympic Champion in the sport of ‘Breaking’ is fast becoming a social media sensation.    

Having won Gold at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, the charismatic Russian has become an idol for many aspiring Olympians and an Instagram sensation for his acrobatic street pranks on the unsuspecting public.   

The Bumblebee flew into Switzerland this week as a special guest at the 3rd Winter Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne and brought with him his own particular brand of Olympic spirit. Impromptu, random acts of Breaking across the city of Lausanne have delighted and inspired Olympic fans, young and old. So, first of all, I take from culture, so before me some people inspired me and after if I can inspire people sure I will do this because its like, generations exchange, first of all you take from the last generation then you give to the new generation and for me, this is the most important thing.” 

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