An Auckland hip-hop dance crew have won gold for the third year in a row at the 2013 World Hip-Hop Dance Championship in Las Vegas.
More than 2500 people from 43 countries have been competing for titles since Saturday, including 13 crews from New Zealand, two of which were defending world titles.
The Royal Family was successful in defending its world championship title in the megacrew division, and last year's gold medallists in the junior division, Bubblegum, took silver this year.
Dance crew Identity won silver in the adult division and Sorority took a bronze for the varsity division.
All of New Zealand's crews made it through the semifinals.
The Hip Op-eration Crew, a 37-strong megacrew with members aged between 66 and 96, were also at the world champs for two exhibition performances, including one at tonight's final at Orleans Arena.
The Waiheke Island senior citizen crew have had international media attention, and according to a Wall Street Journal blogger have been getting standing ovations at their performances.
- © Fairfax NZ News
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