Bumblebee has eyed breaking history at Paris 2024 ©Getty Images

Breakdancing star "Bumblebee" has said making history is his motivation with the sport poised to make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024.

The Russian, whose real name is Sergey Chernyshev, already has a major gold in his collection after winning the b-boys title at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Breaking was provisionally added to the Paris 2024 programme in February and will be rubber-stamped for inclusion at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Executive Board meeting in December.

No type of dance sport has appeared at the Summer Olympics before.

"I look at Paris 2024 exactly the same way as I did two years ago," said Bumblebee to the Olympic Channel.

"Back then [Buenos Aires], it was further away for me. 

"Now we are getting closer and it's something more tangible. 

"And for me, all of my goals and ambitions, they have become more tangible too. 

"I understand that I will face some difficulties. 

"But at the same time I understand all the possibilities. 

"It is all absolutely possible, at 24-years-old."

Breaking's Olympic inclusion in the French capital will attract major attention due to the differences between the discipline and other "more traditional" sports on the Olympic programme.

Competition in Paris will involve head-to-head "battles" with a similar format to what was used in Buenos Aires.

The success of breaking at the Youth Olympics is thought to have been one of the main reasons behind its inclusion for Paris, with the IOC keen to gain more relevance amongst a younger audience.

Bumblebee won gold when breaking debuted at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in 2018 ©Getty Images
Bumblebee won gold when breaking debuted at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires in 2018 ©Getty Images

"I once said that in breaking 'the older, the better,'" Bumblebee added. 

"But everything has its boundaries. 

"If you are 35-years-old, it's probably not ideal to perform at the Olympics. 

"But comparing 24 to 18, I think it's a difference that's positive. 

"Being 24 is much better because you're just as physically strong but you have a wealth of experience. 

"And it's certainly cool because it's also a completely different approach.

"Why would it be important for me to perform in Paris? 

"Because it is again about making history, but on a different scale. 

"And I understand that if I manage to do it, the scale would be doubled. 

"It would be a double historical event for the athlete, in this case for me. 

"It's a big responsibility and a lot of excitement."