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Breakdancing brothers in dance-off final

By Western Morning News  |  Posted: September 04, 2012

Breakdancing  brothers Tyler (back) and Roo Pickering

Breakdancing brothers Tyler (back) and Roo Pickering

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Two breakdancing brothers went head-to-head in a battle for international silverware.

Tyler and Roo Pickering were pitted against each other in the final of the UDO World Street Dance Championships.

Ten-year-old Tyler narrowly triumphed to be named world champion in his age group, following a contest where neither of the Plymouth boys slipped up.

Title rival and younger brother Roo, aged eight, clinched not only the runners-up trophy, but also a third-placed finish in the solo street dance category.

Hundreds of dance fans cheered the talented pair at the event in Blackpool, which drew contestants from all over world.

They battled through regional heats and several rounds of qualifiers to beat off competition from around 100 rivals – until it was just the Plymouth brothers remaining in the 10 and under age category.

"Me and Roo both did really well and the good thing was neither of us made any real mistakes," said Tyler.

Their mother Kerry added: "It was amazing, I was just so overwhelmed. I was glad both of them got a trophy. They haven't argued about the result once."

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