Breakdancing was included as one of the sports at the SEA Games for the first time this year and Malaysia is winning the gold medal! All thanks to Malaysian breakdancer Lego Sam Lee Jek, the 24-year-old who recently finished 20th at the 2019 World Breaking Championships in Nanjiang, China.
The breakdance was added to the SEA Games competition as a dancesport after its debut in the 2018 World Youth Games in Buenos Aires. In fact, the International Olympic Committee (OIC) has also included it in its Paris 2024 sports programme.
He scored 12 points in his dance routine
Better known as Lego Sam, he scored 12 points in his routines at the Royce Hotel and Casino in Pampanga, Philippines yesterday (Dec 1). Second place was Vietnam’s Le Huu Phuoc who collected nine points and third was Jeremy Sim Eng Kiat from Singapore with four points collected.
In Lego Sam’s Facebook post, he shared the historic moment with his followers and he said he has been preparing for a long time to prove himself on the stage and makes Malaysia proud.
“First year breaking got into sea games, the first guy who represent Malaysia and the first bboy who won the gold medal in sea games! Finally everything is over, thank God for the blessing. Been preparing this for a long time just to prove myself on the stage and make my country proud. Now I finally did it, I hope Malaysia government can notice this and support the bboys in Malaysia to have a better culture”Lego Sam
Lego Sam loves breakdancing since he was 7 years old.
Lego Sam dedicated his achievement to his mother and thanked her for supporting his passion since he was just seven years old. According to an interview with Bernama, he hopes this victory would help him to get sponsorships from the private sector for future international dancing tournaments in the future.